McMaster experts to lead online dialogue on music and the mind

The brain’s fascinating relationship with music will be the subject of an interactive panel Sunday April 7, featuring experts from McMaster and other institutions.

Alison Sekuler, associate vice-president and dean of graduate studies, will moderate a Google+ Hangout On Air session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a panel featuring Laurel Trainor, director of the McMaster Institute for Music and The Mind, and David Gerry from McMaster’s School of The Arts.

Joining them will by Google’s Douglas Eck and Concordia’s Virginia Penhune.

Sekuler  is co-hosting the event with Boston’s Charlie Hoover.

Google Hangouts feature guests interacting with one another and audience members around certain themes, in this case ways that the brain processes music, the effects of music on the body and mind, the present and future of machine learning in music, and more.

Sunday’s event will feature songwriter Monty Harper performing songs about science.

Details on the event are available here