Daniel Levitin, author, musician and head of the McGill University Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise, will deliver the keynote address at the Audio Engineering Society’s 123rd Convention on Oct. 5 in New York.
AES says Levitin’s book, “This is Your Brain on Music,” serves as a jumping off point for his address, as he will explore recent findings in how music affects our brain, our neurochemistry and our moods. Levitin also is expected to discuss the phenomenon that enables humans to identify the title and artist of a certain song by a single chord.
“Prof. Levitin’s off-beat perceptions may spark spirited debate about neural processing and the science behind music’s … emotional power,” said AES Convention Committee Chair Jim Anderson.
An AES member since 1985, Levitin has presented research papers and participated at several of AES’ panels and events. The soft cover edition of his book will be released in late September.
For more information on the 123rd AES Convention, visit www.aes.org.