Music and the Brain: The World in Six Songs: How the Musical

Director of McGill University’s Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of “This is Your Brain on Music,” Daniel Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is a cycle of lectures and special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of “neuromusic.” Programming is sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and its Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician, and writer. He is currently James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He has published scientific articles on absolute pitch, music cognition and neuroscience and is more widely known as the author of two best-selling books, “This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession” and “The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.” He worked as a producer and sound designer on albums by Blue Oyster Cult, Chris Isaak, and Joe Satriani; as a consultant to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder; and as a recording engineer for Santana and The Grateful Dead.
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A new documentary featuring the work of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein. This preview features the work of Professor Reuven Feuerstein, founder and chairman of The International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP). Among Professor Feuerstein’s research and development activities are studies on Holocaust survivors, new immigrant students, Down Syndrome children and young adults, brain injured individuals and children with autistic features. He is involved in ongoing development of the dynamic cognitive assessment and Instrumental Enrichment techniques for children and adults. From 1950-55 he studied in the University of Geneva, under Andrey Rey and Jean Piaget, completing degrees in General and Clinical Psychology (1952) and obtaining a license in Psychology (1954). In 1970 Feuerstein earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the Sorbonne. His major areas of study were developmental, clinical and cognitive psychology from a cross-cultural perspective. In this preview, rare interview footage of Dr. Feuerstein is included; a student and parent who attend his school; an architect who suffered a major stroke; and Rabbi Raffi Feuerstein who is Deputy Chairman of the Center. The work of the ICELP is based on Dr. Feuersteins theories of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience, which serve as a basis for three applied systems: the Learning Potential Assessment Device (LPAD), Instrumental Enrichment (IE) cognitive intervention program


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  1. 888gate said,

    Wrote on February 29, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Dr. Reuven Feuerstein is wonderful – where can I see´╗┐ this film

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