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Music, Cognition and the Brain Seminar Series: Z. Wallmark

Friday, February 15, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: 340

The initiative’s seminar series brings guest speakers to Western to present varied research on music, cognition, and the brain.

Zachary Wallmark (Southern Methodist University)

Sound Affects: Three Theories of Timbre
How does timbre contribute to affective experiences of music? In this talk, I review recent work from my lab and posit three hypotheses concerning timbre’s meaningfulness. Timbre perception and cognition, in this account, is (1) cross-modal, (2) motor-mimetic, and (3) social. The talk weaves together behavioral and neuroimaging evidence to suggest a critical framework for interpreting timbre’s effects on music listening.

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Admission to this seminar is free. All are welcome to attend.

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