ONLINE COURSE: Listening to Music with the Brain. And interdisciplinary course about experiencing music.
The course starts on 4. February. Would you join us? Neuroscience and Philosophy meet Music – come and see the result…
Designed and taught by Carlos Vara, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
Hosted by Collegium Volatile, a free study community. See all details at: http://collegiumvolatile.com/?page_id=216
Music is everywhere. Even if you are not listening to it through headphones, you certainly are surrounded by music: at the supermarket, at the gym, at the restaurant. There is music in the films, in the commercials and of course in your head. Maybe you have surprised yourself today humming this stubborn song you happened to hear on the radio. But what music really is? How does affect our mood? How does our brain discern between minor and major tones? Why do you feel a chill every time you listen to a certain aria?
These and many other questions will be discussed during the two months course “Listening to Music with the Brain”. The course will help you to understand how we perceive music. Most of the texts studied will be related to musical perception from a neuroscientific perspective, but there will be also plenty of philosophical and – of course! – musical content. So don’t worry if you are not an expert in Biology. The course reading list if designed to meet the needs of both beginners and experts. No particular background is required, just curiosity.
We start on 4 February.
To enroll visit the course´s homepage: http://www.coursesites.com/s/_Music-brain
We use CourseSites as our virtual classroom.
The Course fee: 700 DKK / 90 EUR / 110 USD payable via PayPal or credit card.
If you would like to enroll but are unable to afford the fee, please contact Collegium. We do not want anyone to be excluded from our activities for financial reasons. We find sponsors for bursaries covering the costs of tuition for students who are unable to pay.
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