Colloquium: Music, the Brain, and Enjoyment

Dec 7, 2016

John Iversen discusses the brain signals of musical rhythm, and Dr. Valorie Salimpoor of the Rotman Research Institute explores musical "chills" and how sounds gain reward in the brain.


Colloquium: A Journey from the Ears to the Brain

Sept 19, 2016

Neurosurgeon Charles Limb discusses his research studying fMRI of musicians.


2nd UC MERCI Workshop, a July 2016 retreat at the Marconi Center near Point Reyes National Seashore

July 10-13, 2016

Faculty and graduate students planned a number of proposals for support of UC research on music experience and communication.



July 5-9, 2016

UC Merci Members attended and presented at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition


Fourth UC MERCI Colloquium on Musical Experience and Communication

March 11, 2016

Speakers: Michael Schultz

Modal Music: A Percussionist's Perspective


First UC MERCI Workshop on Musical Experience and Communication

Oct 1-3, 2015

Speakers: Over 30 - see full schedule here

Presenters and Researchers from all fields and campuses met to discuss and generate collaborative research projects.


Third UC MERCI Colloquium on Musical Experience and Communication
(Panel on evolving research on music in health and medicine)

Sept 25, 2015

Panelists: Concetta Tomain, Julene Johnson, Nina Kraus, Assal Habibi, John Iversen

Engaging panels discussed the past, present, and future of research to understand the impact of music on health and education.


Second UC MERCI Colloquium on Musical Experience and Communication

April 24, 2015

Speakers: Mark Butler, Petr Janata

Psychology and Neurology on Being in the Groove, and Strategies to improve Liveliness in Laptop DJ Performance


First UC MERCI Colloquium on Music Experience and Communication

March 17, 2015

Speakers: David Huron, Scott Makeig

Understanding the Sublime of Music: A Scientific Theory (with videos).


Rebecca Schaeffer: Movement and Music Imagination

August 18, 2014

Speaker: Rebecca Schaeffer

Title: Movement and Music Imagination