Tag: "piano" at biology news
20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
...would see as "intuitive." For example, a computer piano
tutor might change its pace and presentation based on naturally expressed signals that the user is interested, bored, confused or frustrated. "So instead of an interface emotion going only one way, like smiling paper clips that pop up on your screen...
Hand-to-ear link in brain established after minutes of piano learning
...usic teacher told you, it does not take decades of piano
practice to learn to play phrases on the piano
without looking at your fingers. A brain map linking finger movements with particular notes begins t...
Memory for music: Musicians don't have to hear themselves perform after they learn a song
... average of about 10 years of piano
instruction) performed a 23-note musical phrase from written notation. They were told they would perform it later without notation to see how well ...
Science picksleads, feeds and story seeds (November 2002)
...ke in Oregon using a rowboat, a lead weight, and a piano
wire. For more than 100 years, scientists have continued to marvel at the mysteries beneath the surface of the deepest lake in the U.S. New bathymetric mapping, combined with decades of past research, now provides the clearest picture yet of events ...
Inventor of artificial hand sees 'bionic' replacement parts becoming more human
... permit such complex hand activities as typing and piano
playing. It has a plastic socket that encases an amputee's upper limb and some of the processing and communication is handled by a device worn outside the body. "Right now we are miniaturizing the human-machine interface to help make Dextra feel mor...
Pictures reveal how nerve cells form connections to store short- and long-term memories in brain
... remembered for an entire lifetime." "It's like a piano
lesson," says Goda. "If you play a musical score over and over again, it becomes ingrained in your memory." In their experiments, which were financed in part by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, the r...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
... Shapes Affect Timbre A middle "C" played on the piano
sounds different from the same note played on the ... in a quality called "timbre." Both the guitar and piano
notes produce pitches with a"fundamental frequency" corresponding to the note C, but each instrument...