Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. Join us for a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other – and explain what makes music mean. The event is co-sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies and the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program as part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series.