NEST 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
We look forward to hosting an extra special NEST for 2021!
Thank you to everyone who submitted talks – the curated abstract book planned for NEST 2020 can be viewed here.pdf.
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.
Drum History Podcast
A podcast all about the rich history of the drums with host Bart van der Zee.
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.
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.
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.
- Expectations and biases play a large role in our enjoyment of experiences such as art and wine. Now, researchers have found that simply being told that a performer is a professional or a student changes the way the brain responds to music, and overcoming this bias takes a deliberate effort.
Wenn Sie ein Video von einem Hund sehen, der eine Zeitung laut vorliest, wären Sie ziemlich beeindruckt, richtig?
Music exploits our brain’s ability to predict and the dopamine-reward system to instill pleasure.
By: Tim Manley
You cry when you don’t want to; you can’t cry when you DO want to. Tim Manley, literally the creator of “The Feels,” helps us explore why we cry.
By Karin Brulliard
This sea lion grooves to Earth, Wind & Fire – and science shows she’s got rhythm.