Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This webinar provides an introduction to the ways in which the human brain enables musical experiences. Everyday experiences that people have with music, such as music-evoked remembering, feeling in the groove, having music playing in your head, and experiencing pleasure are explained in terms of underlying psychological mechanisms and the ways in which these manifest in the brain. Participants will be encouraged to transcend notions of brain areas devoted to either hearing or playing music, and to instead think and learn about the brain’s functional neuroanatomy that integrates the psychological mechanisms of perception, action, attention, memory, and emotion that ultimately shape how we experience music at any given moment in time. The format for the webinar is a lecture followed by a question and answer period.
Registration will remain open until the time of the actual event.
This live event requires ZOOM webinar software, which you will be automatically prompted to download upon clicking the access link provided to you in your confirmation and reminder emails. Zoom is an easy to use webinar software available for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. Installation should only take a moment. Please see confirmation email for further instructions.
- 90 minutes of live, interactive webinar content.
- 30 minutes of question-and-answer time with the teacher.
- A 30-day access to download a recording of the complete webinar, after the event. (Free software provided to view.)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.
Note: Login information will be emailed to the registered student the evening prior to the event.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
$50 (Members & Nonmembers)
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program.
New York Open Center
Petr Janata PhD, a Professor at UC Davis, received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on how brain mechanisms of expectation, imagery, sensorimotor coupling, memory, and emotion support strong experiences with music, such as music-evoked remembering and being in the groove.