Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations
Join us for a fascinating evening of talks exploring the relationships between music and science.
“HOW CAN WE HEAR MUSIC IN OUR MINDS?”
From the tune stuck in our head without consent to willingly ‘replaying’ in the mind that favourite piece, research on music imagery has been of great interest since the beginnings of Psychology of Music. Although it is a highly phenomenological process and there is still much to be elucidated, we will present some of the evidence that Cognitive Neuroscience of Music has provided regarding its neurophysiological bases.
Professor Gabriela Pérez Acosta is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, researcher at the National Centre for Musical Research, Documentation and Information CENIDIM (Mexico) and currently a visiting PhD student with the Music, Mind & Brain group at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include neural substrates of music imagery and its relation to the auditory system and mental representations related to music performance.
“A MUSICAL VIEW OF MATHEMATICS AND VICE VERSA”
We explore musical style and its evolution from a mathematical perspective, as well as the development of mathematical tools to identify authorship attribution. We also discuss musical aspects of mathematics and present some ways in which musical structures can be generated by means of simple mathematical ideas.
Professor Pablo Padilla is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, IIMAS at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and currently a visiting fellow at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge University. His research interests include pure and applied aspects of nonlinear dynamical systems, archaeological and architectural acoustics and mathematical methods in musical composition and musicology.
This event is a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes and the Centre for Mexican Studies UNAM.