The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives.
Join us Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT, for a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other – and explain what makes music mean.
Free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Please click “Register“!
Image: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII, 1923, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University
Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History and Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, School of Music & Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University
Aniruddh D. Patel, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University
Elizabeth Tolbert, Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Goldman, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University
For for infomation, please visit the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience website.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The event is located on the Columbia University campus, within walking distance from the 1, A ,B, C, D subway lines.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send an email to [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but you may be asked your name in order to check in at the front desk.
Where is the event located at?
Italian Academy – 1161 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027