Back By Demand: MUSIC, MATHS AND THE BRAIN

When:
2 November, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2016-11-02T17:30:00+10:00
2016-11-02T19:00:00+10:00
Where:
Kindler Theatre, Level 4, P Block, QUT Gardens Point
Queensland University of Technology
Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Australia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
QAAS
Back By Demand: MUSIC, MATHS AND THE BRAIN @ Kindler Theatre, Level 4, P Block, QUT Gardens Point | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia

The Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences invites you to a free public lecture

MUSIC, MATHS AND THE BRAIN

presented by

ELSE SHEPHERD AM

WHEN: Wednesday 2nd November 5.30pm – 7.00pm (The talk will start at 5.30pm.)

WHERE: Kindler Theatre, Level 4, P Block, QUT Gardens Point

Almost everybody enjoys some form of music. This talk will introduce the basic mathematical structures of musical scales and harmonies and the extraordinary ability of our brains to discover these structures in the sound waves reaching the ear. Many parts of the brain are involved in listening and performing music. The speaker will discuss our analytical and emotional responses to harmony and rhythm and the latest research on the brain’s reaction to music. Else Shepherd is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at QUT. She has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music and currently conducts an a cappella choir.