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Musical notes on neuroscience

Spooky music is spookier with your eyes closed

Spooky music is spookier with your eyes closed

It’s Halloween. You’re listening to some creepy, scary music. Maybe it sounds like something like this* – SCARY! You are lying still, attending to the emotional qualities of the music.

October 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
I’m going to SfN!

I’m going to SfN!

I’m thrilled to be going to the 2013 Society for Neuroscience conference in beautiful San Diego this year! If you would like me to stop by your poster or presentation in order to feature it on this blog, please do get in touch.

October 30, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
A few words on diversity

A few words on diversity

I just wanted to write a quick post on the events of the past month here at SciAm blogs. When my friend and fellow SciAm Blogger Dr. Danielle Lee posted about her experiences with a now notorious (and now fired) employee at Biology-Online, I cheered her on.

October 28, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Three days left to crowdfund memories from music!

Three days left to crowdfund memories from music!

Amongst a government shutdown and decreased funding for research in general, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding sites to provide the funds needed to power their research questions.

October 14, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Video: The Scientific Power of Music

Video: The Scientific Power of Music

ASAP Science has a ton of fun, interesting, and well done shorts on Youtube that tackle different scientific questions. Here’s their simple, quick, and fun take on the science of music.

October 2, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
What makes music pleasurable?

What makes music pleasurable?

If you’d like to see a quick video of a few experts discussing the pleasurable aspects of music, check out the video below from the New York Academy of Science’s presentation of “Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound.” You’ll get a quick bite of people such as neuroscientist Jamshed Bharucha and jazz [...]

September 29, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
Tonight is the premiere of PBS’ Brains on Trial

Tonight is the premiere of PBS’ Brains on Trial

If you are interested in the intersection of neuroscience and the law, tune into your local PBS station tonight at 10 pm (Eastern time, check local listings) to see the first episode in a new two-part series, Brains on Trial.

September 11, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku
NCCAM features musical training lecture

NCCAM features musical training lecture

Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing.

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

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