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Memories are Made of This: Exploring the Psychology of Learning and Memory in Music and Dance
Professor Kate Stephens, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
About this talk:
Our brains have a remarkable capacity to learn. This talk discusses processes of learning and memory in music and dance, with an emphasis on learning without formal instruction.
Can we learn without conscious awareness?
What cues from the environment become part of our long-term memory?
How does the early learning of a ‘tonal’ language, such as Thai, affect perception of music?
When is silence “golden” in learning and remembering?
Part of Music on the Mind – A series of free talks exploring the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and the Music, Mind and Wellbeing initiative at The University of Melbourne
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ABOUT PROFESSOR STEPHENS
Kate Stevens is Professor in Psychology and leader of the Music Cognition and Action research program in the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney (UWS). She holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney.
As well as her basic research into music cognition, Kate has been a researcher on three Australian Research Council interdisciplinary projects collaborating with members of the Australian dance industry. She is author of more than 170 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings papers, among them an ebook on creativity and cognition in contemporary dance.
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