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Music and the Mind

  • The Stellar Hog 5623 Leona Street Saint Louis, MO 63116-2907 United States (map)

Join us at the Stellar Hog for an evening of brain science. All accompanied by great food and drinks.

  The S  tellar Hog   Saint Louis BBQ joint  Food and drink available for purchase  Kid-friendly

The Stellar Hog

Saint Louis BBQ joint

Food and drink available for purchase

Kid-friendly

 
 Amy Belfi  Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology   @amy_belfi

Amy Belfi

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology

@amy_belfi

Music and the brain: Understanding the listener experience

Music is a ubiquitous part of the human experience. While it was once thought of as ‘auditory cheesecake,’ we now know that music influences, and can help us understand, diverse cognitive functions such as language, memory, emotion, and decision-making. In my research, I examine how music affects us by studying its relationship with these cognitive domains. Here, I will discuss research on how we make judgments about music and why listening to music induces strong emotions and vivid memories.

 
 Dov Lerman-Sinkoff  Graduate Student at Washington University in St Louis

Dov Lerman-Sinkoff

Graduate Student at Washington University in St Louis

Data mining for psychosis: brain scans and the future of mental illness

Psychosis is the loosening of contact with reality. We currently diagnose and treat psychosis using fixed categories of symptoms and behavior. New data suggest psychosis is a spectrum, although much remains to be learned about the biology of psychosis. To address this, I data-mine brain scans to find interrelated patterns of brain structure and function that predict how our brains coordinate thoughts and actions across the psychosis spectrum to improve understanding of these diseases.

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