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Music Graduate Colloquium: C. Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden

Friday, January 19, 2018
3:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: 101
Graduate Colloquium

Presented by Graduate Studies in Music, the Don Wright Faculty of Music Graduate Colloquium series includes lectures by distinguished guests, Western faculty members, and senior graduate students on all fields of research and creative activity in music.

Christina Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden (Postdoctoral Scholar, Brain and Mind Institute, Western University)
“Teasing Apart Music and Language During Development”

When you listen to the radio, it usually is not too hard to figure out whether you’re hearing Ed Sheeran sing or speak his new Top 40 hit. Speech and song are both important forms of human communication, and while adults easily tease these two categories apart, the boundaries between speech and song are blurred early in development due to the exaggerated nature of infant-directed speech. In this talk, I’ll cover whether children can differentiate between speech and song, how adults recruit domain-specific knowledge, and whether the acoustic characteristics of song can be used to improve neural processing of language.

All Colloquium series events take place on selected Fridays in Talbot College 101 at 3:30 pm. (unless otherwise noted). Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend!

Audrey Yardley-Jones - Graduate Program Assistant
519-661-2111 ext. 85654
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