The conference has been organized primarily in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences of Leipzig and in cooperation with the New York Academy of Sciences.
This conference is conceived as the ideal continuation to the two previous meetings on the relation between Music and the Neurosciences: the meeting on "The Biological Foundations of Music", promoted by the New York Academy of Sciences in May 2000, and the international conference dedicated to "Neurosciences and Music" organized in Venice by the Mariani Foundation in October 2002.
The conferences' main theme this year will be the passage from "Perception to Performance", to musical performance in its various components. Four leading specialists on the subject will open the conference with four preparatory Workshops (afternoon of May 5th, 2005) titled Evaluation of musical disorders, Music and Neuroimaging, Music and Development, and Music and Neurophysiology, with the purpose of providing an introductory profile of the current hypotheses, the enquiry tools helping to understand the progress and the results achieved to date.
In addition, seven in-depth sessions and multiple lectures have been scheduled, reflecting the entire international research scenario (from May 6th to 8th). The to
Contact: Valeria Basilico
Fondazione Mariani Onlus