The next meeting will be held on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 12:30pm in Room 316 of the Psychology Building at McMaster University!
At this next meeting, Laurel Trainor’s graduate student, Andrew Chang, will lead a discussion on the article by D’Ausilio et al. 2014 entitled “What can music tell us about social interaction?” Abstract listed below.
D’Ausilio, A., Novembre, G., Fadiga, L., & Keller, P. E. (2015). What can music tell us about social interaction?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 111-114.
Humans are innately social creatures, but cognitive neuroscience, that has traditionally focused on individual brains, is only now beginning to investigate social cognition through realistic interpersonal interaction. Music provides an ideal domain for doing so because it offers a promising solution for balancing the trade-off between ecological validity and experimental control when test- ing cognitive and brain functions. Musical ensembles constitute a microcosm that provides a platform for parametrically modeling the complexity of human social interaction.
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Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour