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Symposium: The Improvising Brain II, Atlanta GA
March 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Presented by GSU School of Music, Neuroscience Institute, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, & the Center for Collaborative and International Arts.
Following the success of the first Improvising Brain Symposium in 2013 and the related theme issue in Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, the Improvising Brain II: Multiple Perspectices symposium will once again explore questions related to all aspects of improvisation in music including cognitive, neuroscientific, therapeutic, and pedagogical issues. Examples include: How can improvisation be studied empirically? How do creative processes differ in musicians from different performance traditions? Are note choices during improvisation and word choices during speech controlled by similar decision making processes? Is it the sound or the motor movements that drive the choices? How do the environment and the underlying musical structure affect these decisions? Can these decision making processes be modeled mathematically?