JANUARY 30-31, 2014
Peabody Institute Of the Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD, USA
The Music, Mind, Meaning Conference will bring together scientists from the field of music cognition and renowned musicians for a two-day event to explore the relationships between music and science at the Peabody Institute of Music. The events will include presentations from leading scientists and a special musical performance by the Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and tenor saxophonist Gary Thomas, Chair of Jazz Studies at Peabody. Keynote speakers will be Drs. David Huron, Aniruddh Patel, and Isabelle Peretz, three remarkable scientists who have led groundbreaking studies of how and why people have engaged in musical behaviors throughout human history. Conference participants will include scientists, clinicians, musicians, students and interested members of the public. Presentations will explore the idea of musical meaning by examining issues of expectation, creativity, evolution, culture, language, emotion and memory from the viewpoint of cognitive psychology, musicology and auditory neuroscience. The conference will take place January 30-31, 2014 at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and is generously supported by a conference grant from the Brain Sciences Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The role of the Conservatory in today's society is largely unchanged since Peabody was founded over 150 years ago. The Peabody Conservatory strives to provide aspiring artists with the skills to pursue professional careers in music and the education to become leaders in the cultural life of their communities. As a gathering place for intellectual and artistic participants in the field of music, it serves to incubate and promote infinitely valuable art forms.
The Peabody Conservatory has become an acknowledged leader in the cultural life of Maryland and has built a reputation that is truly international. As a division of The Johns Hopkins University, Peabody takes its place beside the university’s other world-famous centers of research and learning in the sciences, humanities, and medicine, poised to define the contribution of music in our lives in the 21st century.
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute's (BSi) mission is to solve fundamental questions about brain development and function and to use these insights to understand the mechanisms of brain disease.
This new knowledge will provide the catalyst for the facilitation and development of effective therapies. The BSi achieves this work by bringing together brain scientists and others from across Johns Hopkins University's schools and campuses.
More than a century ago, Baltimore merchant Johns Hopkins left behind $7 million after his death, along with a mandate that would change the face of medical education throughout the United States and beyond. The money should go to build a hospital and a university of the highest stature in the heart of Baltimore, Md., a place where all patients—rich or poor, black or white, male or female—could receive care.
From the institution’s beginnings in 1876, Hopkins leaders have understood that to practice medicine, young physicians need frontline training alongside veteran physicians whose knowledge and experience provides the best means of fighting disease. Our faculty believes that to best grasp illness, our student-physicians must also understand the patients who are afflicted and constantly be searching for better treatments, newer answers and greater ideas. It is a crucial aspect of improving health across the world, and it’s what medical education at Johns Hopkins is all about.