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David Eagleman

 

David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Eagleman spoke about synesthesia and time perception.



Norman Fischer

 Norman Fischer, cellist and professor at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, spoke at the Shepherd School as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Mr. Fischer spoke about developing the mental and physical practice techniques used in training the advanced performer.

 

David Huron

David Huron, a professor of music at Ohio State University and a member of the OSU Center for Cognitive Science, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Huron spoke about the curiosities of memory, including insight in the question, "What is a musical work?"

 


Fred Lerdahl

Fred Lerdahl, a composer and music theorist at Columbia University, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Lerdahl spoke about the differences and similarities between musical and linguistic syntax.

 

 

Christine Neugebauer

Christine Neugebauer, a music therapist at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Ms. Neugebauer spoke about how music therapy can be used in a pediatric setting.



Casey O’Callaghan

 

Casey O’Callaghan, a professor of philosophy at Rice University, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. O’Callaghan spoke about crossmodal perception, arguing there are no unimodal artforms.



Aniruddh Patel  

Aniruddh Patel, a cognitive neuroscientist at The Neurosciences Institute, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Patel spoke about the relationship between music, language, and syntax as seen through cognitive neuroscience studies.

 

 

C. Richard Stasney

 

C. Richard Stasney, an otolaryngologist at Methodist Hospital, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Stasney spoke about the medical problems of performing artists.

 

 

Robert Zatorre

 

Robert Zatorre, a cognitive neuroscientist at McGill University, spoke at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music as part of the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference. Dr. Zatorre spoke on how our brains enable to us to perceive, perform, and imagine music.



 

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