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From:    Jonathan Berger  <brg@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2007 10:51:50 -0700

Announcement: Symposium on Music, Rhythm, and the Brain at Stanford University We are pleased to announce the second Symposium on Music and the Brain at Stanford University. This year's conference is: Music, Rhythm, and the Brain Friday, May 11, 2007 - Sunday, May 13, 2007. The symposium is presented by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts' - Center for Arts, Science and Technology. The event will commence on Friday, May 11th with a keynote address by Daniel Levitin, author of the recent bestseller, This is Your Brain on Music. This presentation, to be held in the Clark Center Auditorium at 7:30PM, is open to the general public. No tickets or registration are required. The sessions on Saturday, May 12th will focus on the relationship between rhythmic music and states of meditation, flow, and trance. Work on rhythmic auditory stimulation for the treatment of ADD, anxiety, depression, and dementia will also be reviewed. Sunday, May 13th will focus on current theoretical and experimental research in how musical structures are imagined, categorized and processed. The symposium will combine presentations, panel discussions, and performances, with time for discussion among the participants. All events on Saturday and Sunday will take place at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The conference is free of charge; however, registration is required. If you would like to attend, please complete the online registration form at: For the full symposium schedule and more information, please visit our website: We look forward to seeing you there. Sincerely, The Symposium Advisory committee: Jonathan Berger, Associate Professor, Music Christopher Chafe, Professor, Music John C. Chowning, Professor, Music (Emeritus) William Hurlbut, Consulting Professor, Neurology Clete Kushida, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Vinod Menon, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Consulting Professor, Music David Spiegel, Professor, Psychiatry Patrick Suppes, Professor, Philosophy (Emeritus) Conference organizing committee: Jonathan Berger, Co-Director, SICA Michael Gubman, Conference organizer Gabe Turow, Research Associate, CCRMA

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