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Announcement: Symposium on Music, Rhythm, and the Brain at Stanford University

We are pleased to announce the second Symposium on Music and the Brain at
Stanford University. This year's conference is:

Music, Rhythm, and the Brain
Friday, May 11, 2007 - Sunday, May 13, 2007.

The symposium is presented by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the
Arts' - Center for Arts, Science and Technology.

The event will commence on Friday, May 11th  with a keynote address by Daniel
Levitin, author of the recent bestseller, This is Your Brain on Music. This
presentation, to be held in the Clark Center Auditorium at 7:30PM, is open to
the general public. No tickets or registration are required.

The sessions on Saturday, May 12th will focus on the relationship between
rhythmic music and states of meditation, flow, and trance. Work on rhythmic
auditory stimulation for the treatment of ADD, anxiety, depression, and
dementia will also be reviewed.

Sunday, May 13th will focus on current theoretical and experimental research
in how musical structures are imagined, categorized and processed.

The symposium will combine presentations, panel discussions, and performances,
with time for discussion among the participants. All events on Saturday and
Sunday will take place at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and
Acoustics (CCRMA).

The conference is free of charge; however, registration is required. If you
would like to attend, please complete the online registration form at:

For the full symposium schedule and more information, please visit our
website: http://sica.stanford.edu/cast/rhythm/

We look forward to seeing you there.


The Symposium Advisory committee:

Jonathan Berger, Associate Professor, Music
Christopher Chafe, Professor, Music
John C. Chowning, Professor, Music (Emeritus)
William Hurlbut, Consulting Professor, Neurology
Clete Kushida, Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Vinod Menon, Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Consulting Professor, Music
David Spiegel, Professor, Psychiatry
Patrick Suppes, Professor, Philosophy (Emeritus)

Conference organizing committee:

Jonathan Berger, Co-Director, SICA
Michael Gubman, Conference organizer
Gabe Turow,  Research Associate, CCRMA