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Psychology Program Presents

Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Musical Brain
Preston Theater
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Dominique Vuvan, Skidmore College
Music is an incredible tool for the study of human cognition. This lecture will review work from the Skidmore Music and Cognition Lab guided by three lines of inquiry. First, how does the cognitive system make predictions, and how might different musical contexts shape predictions during listening? Second, how might music serve as a model to investigate the neural substrates of consciousness? Third, how do people differ in their musical processing, and how might the study of these individual differences help us understand neurocognitive function more generally? I will discuss research that employs multiple methods, including behavioral measurement, event-related potentials, and brain imaging, in order to make direct connections between the study of musical processing and more abstract questions about human nature.

For more information, call 845-758-7380, or e-mail

Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Preston Theater