Meter, rhythm, tempo, pulse, cadence, beat – these words are often synonymous to some of us outside the field of music. And also the field of cognition; increasingly, neuroscientists are revealing how music relates to overall cognition. More broadly put, aspects of human behavior, for example movement and speech, rely exquisitely on temporal coordination. The brain’s ability to perceive and interpret rhythms in motion and speech, and in fact the intervals of space between sequential movements and sounds is important even in the navigation of social interactions.
Professor Ian Quinn, Department of Music, Yale University, who led a discussion at Tilde Café in 2010(see http://www.tildecafe.org/Home/archives-of-summaries-of-past-cafes for summary, and http://youtu.be/oln1UXIBtC0for video), returns on June 9, 2012, to talk about “Beats and the Brain”.
Join us at the James Blackstone Memorial Library on June 9, 2012, as we wrap up this fourth season of Tilde Café discussions.
Click this link if you plan on attending - http://www.tildecafe.org/Home/number-attending-next-cafe-discussion