“Mental Notes: Music, Cognition, & the Brain” Symposium – May 23, 5pm

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Psychology in Action is proud to announce the second annual Psychology Interdisciplinary Events symposium, Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, from 5 to 7pm in UCLA’s CNSI Auditorium.  The discussion will focus on the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience.  The event is completely FREE and open to the general public!  We hope to see you there!


Dr. Mark Tramo, UC Los Angeles
Dr. Sarah Creel, UC San Diego
Dr. Petr Janata, UC Davis
Dr. Martin Monti, UC Los Angeles
David Rosenboom, CalArts
– Sam Torrisi, UC Los Angeles


Music has a near ubiquitous influence across human culture. Composers, performers, and listeners alike relish the expression of emotion and beauty through melody and rhythm.  When paired with a psychologist’s curiosity and passion for understanding human nature, these fields overlap on countless dimensions.  Whether through cross-cultural examination of musical differences and integration, the neuroscientific study of music in the brain, or exploration of the link between language and music, researchers and musicians take many paths to explore the mental and physical effects music has on humans. This event brings together several experts on psychology and music and will include brief presentations by the panelists, an interactive Q&A, and live musical performances.

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