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Publié le mercredi 23 janvier 2013 par Loïc Le Pape

Résumé

It is indisputable that, with his operas, Wagner introduced profound new insights relating music, language (poetry) and emotion. It is widely consensual that with his dramas, Wagner intended to explore human mind and behaviour with the power of music. In fact, never before was music so systematically used as a tool for describing and interpreting facts, events, beliefs, desires, intentions, memories and emotions. In the last decades, there has been much advance in the understanding of the cerebral basis of music and its relationships with brain mechanisms of language, cognition and emotion. In short, music has also been shown to be a powerful pathway to understand human mind and behaviour with the modern tools of neuroscience. Therefore, Wagner’s bicentennial could be an excellent opportunity for a meeting, summarizing the recent advances of brain research on these themes.

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Presentation

It is indisputable that, with his operas, Wagner introduced profound new insights relating music, language (poetry) and emotion. It is widely consensual that with his dramas, Wagner intended to explore human mind and behaviour with the power of music. In fact, never before was music so systematically used as a tool for describing and interpreting facts, events, beliefs, desires, intentions, memories and emotions. In the last decades, there has been much advance in the understanding of the cerebral basis of music and its relationships with brain mechanisms of language, cognition and emotion. In short, music has also been shown to be a powerful pathway to understand human mind and behaviour with the modern tools of neuroscience.

Therefore, Wagner’s bicentennial could be an excellent opportunity for a meeting, summarizing the recent advances of brain research on these themes. Certainly, this Symposium is not addressed only to people who appreciate Wagner’s Operas. It is not addressed only to specialists in brain research either. Lectures by the invited speakers are intended to be clear enough to be assimilated and enjoyed by a vast audience interested in Music, Art, Science and human creativity. Poster communications are welcome.

Coordinators

  • Armando Sena (Lisbon)
  • Robert Zatorre (Montreal)

Invited Speakers

  • António Damásio (Los Angeles)
  • Armando Sena (Lisbon)
  • Daniele Schön (Marseille)
  • Helena Rodrigues (Lisbon)
  • Lutz Jäncke (Zurich)
  • Paulo Ferreira de Castro (Lisbon)
  • Paulo Maria Rodrigues (Aveiro)
  • Robert Zatorre (Montreal)
  • Stefan Koelsch (Berlin)
  • Siegfried Mauser (Munich)
  • Timothy Griffiths (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Virginia Penhune (Montreal)

Venue

  • Reitoria Da Universidade De Lisboa
  • Campus de Campolide 1099-085 Lisboa
  • Telefone: +351 213 715 600
  • Fax: +351 213 715 614
  • E-mail: unl@unl.pt

Submission : posters

  • All posters should be exposed from the beginning of the meeting. A prize for the best poster will be attributed.
  • They will be discussed during coffee breaks (see program).
  • Presenters are kindly requested to stand by their poster during the Poster Viewing.
  • Poster measurements: Max height: 100 cm x  max width: 150 cm (horizontal presentation).

Deadline for Abstract submissions: 15th March, 2013

  • Title, author, address (on the upper edge, across the width of the whole poster)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Disclosure

Disclosure of conflict of interest (e.g. grant support, consultancy, membership on advisory councils, speaker’s bureau) and source of funding is mandatory. Please prepare for each listed author a one sentence statement for this effect.

  • Poster numbers will be provided and fixed at each poster wall.
  • Your poster number can be found on website of the event, under "Scientific Programme", available at www.musicpoetrybrain.com
  •  Material to affix the posters will be provided.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Administrative Secretariat: Q-das-Letras - Tradução e Organização de Eventos, Lda. Rua Antero de Quental, nº 5B Sala 20 2795-017 Linda-a-Velha Lisbon, Portugal Tel:  21 414 79 04 / Fax: 21 414 79 07 E-mail: qdasletras@netcabo.pt /

Catégories

Lieux

  • Q-das-Letras - Rua Antero de Quental, nº 5B Sala 20
    Linda a Velha, Portugal (2795-017)

Dates

  • vendredi 15 mars 2013

Contacts

  • Tradução e Organização de Eventos, Lda Q-das-Letras
    courriel : qdasletras [at] gmail [dot] com

Source de l'information

  • Marta Maia
    courriel : martamaia72 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Music, poetry and the brain », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 23 janvier 2013, http://calenda.org/236165