Fans become lab rats in Ian Thornley’s record release experiment
Big Wreck frontman Ian Thornley didn't know he was a touch claustrophobic – that is until he decided to release his brand new solo album at McMaster University's Live Lab.
The LIVELab Facility at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
This facility has a number of “audience” seats that allow a large number of subjects to be assessed simultaneously with a wide range of data being compiled for any number of projects and research studies. Reverberation times, various signal to noise ratios, and a wide range of music and speech stimuli can be controlled with the flip of a software switch on a wireless tablet.
The Power of Music
What's the purpose of music? Is music simply for entertainment, or does it actually do something for the brain? Researchers at McMaster University are looking into these questions - from the effect music has on the development of infants to how it's received by people with Parkinson's disease. Neuroscientist Laurel Trainor joins The Agenda in the Summer to explore the neurology of notes.
Series 10dB with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet
There's almost always something interesting happening musically in Hamilton every day of the week but this week a new series starts at McMaster University's Institute for Music and the Mind that is on an even grander scale.
The LIVE Lab goes beyond toe tapping, using sensors to measure physical reactions to the show, and how they influence the enjoyment of both the audience and performers.
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McMaster LIVELab to explore the science behind the concert experience
he McMaster University LIVELab will be kicking off a series of concerts tomorrow, that will also act as a science experiment. The one of a kind facility will host six musical groups who will interact with the audience throughout the performance. One of the goals is to figure out why listening to live music is different than listening to an album at home. Musician Aubrey Wilson, who will be the first to perform, says no two concerts are the same.