WHO KNEW Presents – 36|86 Festival

36|86 Festival

WHO KNEW Presents: The Pitch

Thu Aug 20, 1:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT 

How can neuroscience help predict the next #1 single? How can smart tech help make large gatherings safer? How do rhythmic neural networks interact with cognition? In this edition of the “Who Knew?” pitch series, we’ll explore three companies with deep tech innovations at the intersection of music and science.
Tom Truitt
Tom Truitt
Buffkin Baker (MusicRowSearch)
David Rosen
David Rosen
COO & Cofounder
Secret Chord Laboratories, Inc.
Edward Large
Edward Large
CEO & Founder
Stuart Bostock
Stuart Bostock
Security Centres International (USA) LLC

Brain Rhythms are Musical Rhythms – Soluna Arts Festival

Soluna Arts Festival

This year, assistant professor of musicology at Southern Methodist, Zachary Wallmark, Ph.D., University will be presenting his work, “Music, Empathy and the Brain,” at the symposium on April 17 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

The symposium will include presentations by Jessica Grahn, Ph. D. talking about groove and movement and its relationship to health and Edward Large, Ph.D discussing brain rhythms and musical rhythms. The event will also feature several musical performances.

Wild thing: The study of rhythm in animals – Drum History Podcast

Drum History Podcast

A podcast all about the rich history of the drums with host Bart van der Zee.

EP 10 – Wild Thing: The Study of Rhythm in Animals with Dr. Ed Large

Feb 19, 2019. It all started with a Cockatoo named Snowball on YouTube dancing to the Backstreet Boys… That is what got Dr. Ed Large interested in studying the rhythmic abilities of animals including birds, primates, and even a sea lion! This episode dives deep into the history of how Rhythm works in both humans and animals and what he has discovered over the course of his research.

Notes on the folds: Why music makes us shiver

World Science Festival

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kerouac called it “the only truth.” Shakespeare called it “the food of love.” Maya Angelou called it “my refuge.” And now scientists are finally discovering what these thinkers, musicians, or even any of us with a Spotify account and a set of headphones could have told you on instinct: music lights up multiple corners of the brain, strengthening our neural networks, firing up memory and emotion, and showing us what it means to be human. In fact, music is as essential to being human as language and may even predate it. Can music also repair broken networks, restore memory, and strengthen the brain? Join us as we speak with neuroscientists and other experts in the fields of music and the brain as we pluck the notes of these fascinating phenomena.


JOHN SCHAEFER – RADIO HOSTJohn Schaefer is the host and producer of WNYC’s long-running new music show New Sounds, which Billboard magazine has called “the #1 radio show for the Global Village,” founded in 1982, and its innovative Soundcheck podcast, which features live performances and interviews with a variety of guests.



MEAGAN CURTIS – COGNITIVE SCIENTIST, MUSICIANMeagan Curtis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Purchase College SUNY. Her research explores the evolutionary origins of music, its links with language, and the multitude of ways in which music can be utilized as a tool.


MARI KIMURA – VIOLINIST, COMPOSERMari Kimura is a Violinist/Composer, and a leading figure in the field of interactive computer music. She received numerous awards including Guggenheim Fellowship Fromm Award residency at IRCAM in Paris and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


EDWARD LARGE – THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENTIST, MUSICIANDr. Edward Large is a Professor of Psychological Sciences and Professor of Physics at University of Connecticut, where he directs research at the Music Dynamics Lab. His expertise is in nonlinear dynamical systems, auditory neuroscience, and music perception.


PSYCHE LOUI – NEUROSCIENTIST, MUSICIANPsyche Loui is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley with her PhD in Psychology, and attended Duke University as an undergraduate with degrees in Psychology and Music.


DAVID POEPPEL – NEUROSCIENTISTDavid Poeppel is the Director of the Department of Neuroscience at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPIEA) in Frankfurt, Germany and a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU. Trained at MIT in cognitive science, linguistics, and neuroscience, Poeppel did his post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco, where he focused on functional brain imaging.