Mac profs to be featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks: Sat. June 6

Two McMaster experts will be featured on this weekend’s  Quirks & Quarks Roadshow with Bob McDonald.

Assistant professor Michael Schutz will answer the questions, “Why does the major scale sound ‘right’ to western ears? Why does a major scale seem ‘happier’ than a minor scale?” Schutz, director of the MAPLE Lab (Music Acoustics Perception Learning) in the Faculty of Humanities, specializes in the study of music cognition. His research focuses on connections between the music we hear and how our brains respond to it.

Parminder Raina will answer the questions, How long should Canadians born today expect to live? And do we know where this increase in lifespan is likely to level off?” Raina is the lead Principal Investigator for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and a Professor in McMaster’s Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

The show airs on Saturday June 6th at noon on CBC Radio One and Sirius XM radio.