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Darcy Kelley
Darcy Kelley
Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Music, Emotion and the Brain
Music, Emotion and the Brain
When you listen to your favorite song, and remeber something distant and strong that makes your heart beat a little bit faster, do you ever wonder what you're hearing, or where it comes from? Is music just an irrelevant byproduct of language, or does it have some deeper biological importance? In this lecture, Kelley will explore how musical features are represented in the brain, and exactly why it is that music can have such close, strong associations with our memories and our emotions.
Death and Company (Age 21+)
433 East 6th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009, USA
Bio
Darcy Kelley is a distinguished neuroscientist at Columbia University and co-director of their Doctoral Subcommittee in Neurobiology & Behavior. Her research focuses on the neurobiology and evolution of vocal communication in South African clawed frogs. Dr. Kelley is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and the recipient of a Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award. She serves as a scientific consultant on plays and movies for the Sloan Foundation and has participated in the Sundance, Tribeca and New York Film Festivals.