Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Music, Mind, and Brain

Musical Beat Processing in Humans and Other Species

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Sheraton Ballroom IV

Aniruddh D. Patel

Aniruddh D. Patel
The Neurosciences Institute

Why do humans move to the beat of music? Growing evidence suggests that musical beat perception and synchronization engages a brain network that is present in humans and only a few other species. This talk will discuss how this network works, why it may have evolved, and some practical implications.

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