I've been running around Washington DC for the past couple of days, walking from poster to poster wrapping my brain around the latest research in neuroscience and music, then doing some of my own "field research" by checking out a couple of rock shows in DC. Below is a video of DC's Medications, a band I saw Saturday night. They play a kind of dissonant rock that I absolutely adore. But as my colleague Jason Goldman points out, chicks (or you, dear reader) may not exactly dig my complex musical tastes.

All Dischord aside, I have seen some extremely interesting things at SfN11. I'm going to list a few of the presentations I've seen below and get back to more involved posts on the research later.

Groh et al. "Patterns in song and speech" Max Planck Institute Leipzig, 92.14/VV25

Cameron et al. "Modulation of ankle-driving MEPs by metric Strength in tone sequences and music" Goldsmiths (University of London), 171.07/JJ9

Dodel et al. "Emotional responses in music listening are associated with brain-scale functional connectivity modulations" Florida Atlantic University, 171.03/JJ5

Uhlig et al. "What aspects of music grab our attention more? An investigation of the effects of musical structure and performance asynchrony on the perception of leader-follower relations and quality during selective attention to a piano duet" Max Planck Institute Leipzig, 224.11

Esfahani et al. "Player with a single string - Preserved semantic musical memory in an amnesic professional cellist" Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 287.17/TT1