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