Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:10pm
Music and the Mind Series
Diversity in Learning
Music Cognition: What Computational Models Can Tell Us
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 4:10pm | STEPS, Room 290
Tom Collins, Psychology Dept.
“Music moves people involuntarily, even subliminally, and yet by means of the most apparently precise and rational techniques. If a few combinations of pitches, durations, timbres and dynamic values can unlock the most hidden contents of our spiritual and emotional being, then the study of music should be the key to understanding human nature” (adapted from Nicholas Cook, 1987). In the spirit of the above quotation, the talk includes some visualizations of music, showing structures that influence the experience of music, whether or not we have explicit knowledge of the jargon. Music therapy, specifically the development of models for the diagnosis and characterization of borderline personality disorder; and music education, specifically AI assistance in music composition.
Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, "Join the Dialogue" Series, Department of Music, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program