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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Music in the Mind and the Brain

15th October 2019, 17:30 to 18:30, Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College, Professor Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University)


Music is nearly universal among human cultures and although not everyone is a trained musician, most people, from children to adults, are able to understand and appreciate music. Professor Andrea Halpern summarises a variety of research projects in which she tries to capture the capabilities and limitations of the mind and brain when understanding, and remembering music, including music that you only imagine. She will also talk about the most universal musical skill, singing, and how studying bad singing can be scientifically illuminating and include some consideration of music processing in healthy aging and dementia.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Details about Professor Andrea Halpern

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Map – Collingwood College is denoted as building No.6

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