NeuroConcerts

Through a series of lectures accompanied by live music, different questions about music and the brain will be analyzed.

Why do some melodies stay in our memory, some of them relax us, other make us feel happy, or sadden us? All these questions will be discussed during the different sessions planned within NeuroConcerts. They will take place at 7 p.m. (except the last one, which will take place at 8 p.m.) in several stages of Barcelona, in April, May and June 2013.

Our body interprets musical experience and the brain uses some specific codes to give sense and order each perception. The complexity of used systems makes their study one of the most interesting challenges in the field of neurosciences. To understand the mechanism by which music produces certain emotions and feelings is a fascinating objective for neurosciences.

NeuroConcerts  are part of a wider initiative entitled NeuroUB: Neuroscience, Music and Art, a science disseminating project born to celebrate the designation of the year 2012 as the Year of Neuroscience in Spain and aims at fostering the social interest in neurosciences

PROGRAM:

Original Soundtrack: Music, emotion and memory
April 4, 19-21 h
Paranymph Hall of the UB Historic Building, University of Barcelona (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585)

Use and Abuse: music perception and persuasion
April 11, 19-21 am
Cinemas Girona (Girona Street, 173)

Ludwig? Can you hear me? Music, composition and imagination

April 17, 20-22 am
Paranymph Hall of the UB Historic Building, (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585)

Social networks, neural networks: music, brain and culture
May 2, 19-21 h
Classroom Choir - ESMUC (Calle Padilla, 155. Barcelona)

Neural Arpeggios: music education and brain plasticity
May 16, 19 to 21 h tbc

Mutual resonance: brain and musical improvisation and body
May 30, 19 to 21 h
Classroom Choir - ESMUC (Calle Padilla, 155. Barcelona)

Sonatas and ragues: the brain to classical music in East and West
June 13, 19 to 21 h
Anaglyphs Room (En Mònec, 17. Barcelona)

Paracetamusic: music therapy in neurological and psychological pathology
June 20, 19 to 21 h
Anaglyphs Room (En Mònec Street, 17. Barcelona)

Sympathetic Vibrations: music, dance and brain
June 27, 20-22 h tbc

Seats are limited, so it is necessary to previously book and confirm attendance by means of  the form available on the website of the project.

NeuroUB has been co-organised by the Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C), the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i) of the Communication Unit of the University of Barcelona, and the Higher School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC). The initiative has been supported by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Secretary for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia, and the Office of the Vice-Rector of Institutional Relations and Culture of the UB.

Further information: University of Barcelona

Publication date: Thursday, 06 June 2013
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