Upcoming Events

The McMaster NeuroMusic Conference 2016

I. SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"The Therapeutic Nature of Music Across the Lifespan"


November 19, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meeting Room TBA
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

SPEAKERS:
Isabelle Peretz (Université de Montréal)
Reyna Gordon (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Michael Thaut (University of Toronto)


II. KEYNOTE CONCERT
"The Music and Science Behind Child Prodigies"


Same day, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LIVELab
McMaster University

Isabelle Peretz, speaker
Musical guests: Cecilia String Quartet



Past Events

The McMaster NeuroMusic Conference 2015

The theme of this year's McMaster NeuroMusic Conference is music and health. The Scientific Symposium will feature three internationally-acclaimed researchers presenting the state-of-the-art in our knowledge about the connections between music, health, rehabilitation, and neural plasticity.


I. SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"Music and Health"


November 14, 2015 (Saturday)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

SPEAKERS:
Joseph DeSouza (York University)
Benjamin Zendel (Memorial University)
Kathleen Riley (Cleveland Clinic)


II. KEYNOTE CONCERT
"What are emotions and why does music elicit them?"


Same day, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LIVELab
McMaster University

Julian Thayer, speaker (Ohio State University)
Musical guests: Tim Ries, Pheeroan akLaff



The McMaster NeuroMusic Conference 2014

The theme of this year's McMaster NeuroMusic Conference is performance. The Scientific Symposium will feature three internationally-acclaimed researchers presenting the state-of-the-art in our knowledge about the psychology, kinesiology, and neuroscience of performance in music, with a focus on gesture and social interaction.


SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"Performance, Gesture and Social Interaction in Music"


September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

SPEAKERS:
Antonio Camurri (University of Genoa, Italy)
Marcelo Wanderley (McGill University, Canada)
Michael Hove (Cornell University, USA)


The McMaster NeuroMusic Conference 2012

The theme of this year's McMaster NeuroMusic Conference is dance. This full-day event consists of two parts. The Scientific Symposium will feature three internationally-acclaimed researchers presenting the state-of-the-art in our knowledge about the psychology and neuroscience of dance, with applications to the clinical treatment of movement disorders.

The evening Keynote Concert will be presented by an expert on the psychology of rhythm, interleaved with musical performances by the renowned percussion ensemble Torq to exemplify concepts from the lecture.

SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"Come Dance With Me:
Movement Control in Brain and Body"


October 13, 2012 (Saturday)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

SPEAKERS:
Emily Cross (Bangor University, UK)
Gammon Earhart (Washington University, USA)
Jessica Phillips-Silver (University of Montreal)


KEYNOTE CONCERT
"The Multisensory Percussionist"


Same day, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Convocation Hall
McMaster University

Michael Schutz, speaker and performer (McMaster University)
Musical guests: TorQ Percussion Ensemble (Toronto, ON)



"The Science of Dance:
An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Dance Research"


May 7, 2012 (Monday)
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

This one-day workshop – presented by McMaster University's “Dance Research Group” – brings together specialists from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the major issues in the study of dance, including perspectives from evolution, anthropology, kinesiology, performance, cognition, social psychology, child development, clinical practice, and neuroscience.

The workshop format is designed to foster open discussion by both the speakers and audience members.

The workshop is FREE to attend. However, you must register for the workshop by writing to Steven Brown (stebro@mcmaster.ca) to indicate your intention to attend.

PROGRAM
9:00-9:15    Welcome (Steven Brown, Laurel Trainor)
9:15-10:00    Dave Wilson (Kinesiology)
    "Dance animation: developing dance communities"
    Includes a choreographed and improvised performance: "Take Two"
10:00-10:30    Andriy Nahachewsky (University of Alberta)
    "Anthropological fieldwork in dance research"
10:30-11:00    David Feinberg (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour)
    "The use of dance in human mate preferences"
11:00-11:30    BREAK
11:30-12:00    Matthew Woolhouse (School of the Arts)
    "Mechanisms underpinning the social psychology of dance"
12:00-12:30    Michael Schutz (School of the Arts)
    "Moving to the music: Does body movement change the way music sounds?"
12:30-2:00    LUNCH
2:00-2:30    Ramesh Balasubramaniam (Kinesiology)
    "Sensorimotor coordination across effector systems:
    Implications for studying dance and rhythmic movements"
2:30-3:00    Laurel Trainor (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour)
    "The origins of musical rhythm in movement"
3:00-3:30    BREAK
3:30-4:00    Vickie Galea (Rehabilitation Science)
    "Dance as therapy for children with movement disorders"
4:00-4:30    Steven Brown (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour)
    "The neuroscience of dance movement and partnering"
4:30-5:30    General Discussion

The workshop has received the generous support of the Faculty of Science of McMaster Univeristy.

Click here to return to the home page for Dance Research at McMaster University.