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    Princess Ojiaku Princess Ojiaku is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Neuroscience and Public Policy. She is also a student of life, exuberant nerd, and musician. She often tweets her daily links of interest and digital personal mutterings. Follow on Twitter @artfulaction.
  • And the Beat Goes On…

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    The Scientific American blogs network is undergoing a restructuring, which means that Science with Moxie will be coming to a close here. I’ve really enjoyed writing about neuroscience, music, policy, and culture for SciAm and plan to continue writing about those topics in the future. I’ve started a personal website with a writing section that [...]

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    Video Interview with Nina Kraus on Music and the Brain

    In case you like to stay up late listening to smart people discussing their work, there is a video below featuring Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago. I’ve been a fan of Kraus’ work studying neuroscience and music for quite awhile now. Back in 2011, I wrote about how her lab discovered that musicians [...]

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    Science and Music Link Roundup!

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    I’ve decided to post some of the science stories on science and music that I’ve found especially compelling from the past few months. It’s good to see that other people are writing about the intersection of these topics too! Inside Science has an article on how training in music leads changes the abilities of musicians. [...]

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    Erin Gee blends emotions, science, music, and robotic pianos

    Swarming Emotional Pianos

    Musicians use the movements of their bodies to make music that expresses their innermost thoughts and emotions. But it’s not everyday that music is created from human emotions without humans having to actually move their bodies to produce the sounds. Erin Gee is a Canadian artist and composer who has created a way to directly [...]

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    NFL, NCAA give money to research concussions

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    On Thursday morning, President Obama hosted a White House summit on concussions. In his address, Obama highlighted the benefits of sports and the need for additional research on the effects of traumatic brain injuries. One of the bigger announcements of Obama’s speech was that the NFL is donating money in search of strategies to reduce [...]

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    Philosophical Neural Engineering

    Researchers at the University of Washington have released an excellent video that nicely summarizes some of the ethical issues surrounding the development of neuroprosthetics and neuroengineering. I think it’s very innovative that scientists and philosophers are working together at the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering in order to anticipate ethical issues related to advances [...]

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    GZA: Science, Rap, and Genius

    GZA, a founding member of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, has inspired teens to rap about science. GZA has been displaying his interest in science by visiting with scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-founding Science Genius with Christopher Emdin at Columbia University. Science Genius is an initiative that encourages schoolkids in New York City [...]

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    Seamlessly moving between ballet and neuroscience

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    I love NOVA’s series on the Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers because it often features scientists who do amazing things in addition to their research. Today, the program features a short video on Crystal Dilworth, a recent Molecular Neuroscience Ph.D. from Caltech who went from dancing in New York, to researching in California, to [...]

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    Möbius Music Box Score

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    Keeping with the Oscars theme, if the previously-posted World Science Festival video was a bit too long for a Sunday evening, Vi Hart has a short and sweet video of a (one-sided) Möbius strip on which she has rigged to play a musical theme from Harry Potter. The strangely calming video is embedded below.

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    The Neuroscience and Art of Film Scores

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    If you’re looking around for something to watch this Sunday evening that complements the Oscars, the World Science Festival has a great video which features the Coen Brothers, film composer Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel discussing the emotional effects and role of music in film. The discussion is a great look into [...]

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