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Rhythms on the Brain: Music, Memory, and Emotion

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Saturday, June 4, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Eyebeam Art + Technology Center

What makes us dance? Why do we sing the blues? Could there be a formula for the perfect hit?  Whether it’s a pop song or country ballad, musicians and record producers want to capture listeners; individual styles may vary but they’re all searching for just the right lyric, melody, or seductive guitar chord.  A few manage to turn out hit after hit – “hooking” our brains with irresistible beats. These songs become part of our collective identity. Years may pass, but as we all know, a song has the power to rekindle memories and emotions long forgotten. Can science illuminate why we respond the way we do?

As part of the BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body exhibit. Note that the gallery and installations are open to the public 12 noon to 6 PM.

BIORHYTHM at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center is made possible through the generous support of Imagine Ireland, an initiative of Culture Ireland, and the Cordover Family Foundation. BIORHYTHM is created by Science Gallery and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


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