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Art, Music and the Brain:

A 2-day celebration of the science of the arts

@ Goldsmiths

Two days full of exciting research in the intersection of the arts and neuroscience, including social events and networking opportunities. Featuring keynote speakers Robert Pepperell and Rebecca Schaefer.

Located in the Richard Hogarth Building (RHB) 342 at Goldsmiths. Schedule listed below.


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Day One (19/07/2018)
Launch of the MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity (PANC)


1.30 pm: Aesthetic and Creative Cognition


Guido Orgs: Introduction to PANC

Rebecca Chamberlain: Embodied Aesthetics of Graffiti Art

Joydeep Bhattacharya: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity


Short Break (10 min)

Jonny Freeman: Immersion and Presence in VR

Theodoros Papatheodorou: Computational Arts: From drawing tools to intelligent machines

Anastasia Seregina: Aesthetics in Consumer Research


3.30 – 4 pm: Coffee Break

4 pm: Keynote


Robert Pepperell (Professor of Fine Arts, Cardiff Metropoiltan University):  Art, Energy and the Brain

5 pm: Panel Discussion: Where the arts meet the sciences – Working across and between disciplines

Henrietta Hale (Dog Kennell Hill Project / Independent Dance)

Karen Boswell (Adam & Eve DDB)

Dr Daniel Glaser, Director of the Science Gallery London                                                                                         

Prof Robert Pepperell, Head of Fine Art Department, Cardiff Metropolitan University

6 pm: Wine Reception

7 pm: Lecture Performance

Dog Kennel Hill Project presents Our True Feelings

Day Two (20/07/2018)
10th anniversary celebration of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain (MMB)

9 am: MMB cohort 2017-18: Poster Presentations

10.45 am: Welcome to 10 years of Music, Mind and Brain

Lauren Stewart, Daniel Müllensiefen

11 am: Keynote

Rebecca Schaefer (University of Leiden, NL): Moving to music: Neural, cognitive and kinematic findings 

12 pm: Research talks MMB alumni:

Alex Billig (MMB 2010-2011): Cortical reflections of auditory ambiguity

Dawn Rose (MMB 2010 - 2011): Musical training and transfer effects 

Kelly Jakubowski (MMB 2011 - 2012): Musical rhythm perception across (and within) cultures

Pedro Kirk (MMB 2014-2015): Sonic Sleeve: A Stroke Rehabilitation Aid

Nora Schaal (MMB 2011 - 2012): From non-invasive brain stimulation studies on musical memory to music interventions in gynaecological settings


2.30 pm: From MMB to industry: MMB alumni explain their professional world

Aifric Lenon (MMB 2016-17): "Faking it or working hard? How I transitioned from a biomedical scientist to a project manager at one of the best music agencies in the world - all through a one year of Music Mind and Brain"

Tabitha Trahan (MMB 2014-15): “Is your sound in or Soundout?: data analytics and music market research”

Neo Kaplanis (MMB 2011-12): “Reproduction of the sound of music. The role of Research & Development team”

Merel Vercammen (MMB 2013-14): "The New Mozart Effect: transforming a scientific study into an interactive musical performance" 

4 pm: MMB Career networking

  • Music Therapy and the clinical world

  • Informing a career in music with science

  • Music consultancy and advertising

  • Consumer research and marketing


  • The audio and tech industry


  • PhD and the academic career, in the UK and abroad 


7 pm: Jam Session – Everyone Welcome (BYOI: Bring your own instrument)


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