THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS CONFERENCE
April 25-30, 2016 - Tucson
Monday, April 25, 9 am to 1 pm
CONSCIOUSNESS, MEMORY AND MUSIC
Music, consciousness and memory appear to be intimately linked. Listening to music activates not only auditory cortex, but limbic emotional circuits and other brain areas, and has been used to soothe and alter consciousness since pre-historic times. Recently music has been used in nursing homes to help patients with dementia recall memories. Indeed, many researchers believe consciousness is more closely analogous to music than to computation. In this workshop, Alexander Graur, a professor at the University of Turin, Italy, will introduce and develop concepts linking music to consciousness and cognition. The goal is to elicit further research in music-based therapies for mental and cognitive disorders.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Graur, PhD
Post-graduate School in Health Psychology
Associate, University of Torino, Italy
Prof. Dr. Alexander Graur, PhD
Member, The New York Academy of Sciences
Editor in Chief (Europe), Journal of Biomusical Engineering,
OMICS Medical Sciences Journals, http://www.omicsonline.com
Invited Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
Music and Memory: research and applications
Empirically, the role of Music in the mechanics of Memory was known since the dawn of mankind. Recent research shown the validity of these ideas; the physiological and psychological aspects of Music were studied and the results applied in various degrees by music-based therapies; the results are encouraging.
This workshop aims to introduce the issue to scientists in order to elicit further research and application in therapy.
Applications in early detection and cure of Alzheimer, ADD, learning and developmental disturbs will be presented.
Music and Memory
1. Music: definitions
2. Musical Information: structure of the musical information
3. Neuroscience of Music: an introduction
4. Memory: definitions
5. Models of memory
6. Neuroscience of Memory: Basic Notions
7. Music: dynamic systems, fractals, superposition; quantum transmission of the musical information.
8. Stochastic resonance, Music and Memory
Musical Memex; Learning; Developmental disorders
BMBO: transmission; re codification; distribution; feed forward; feed back
Storage and retrieval of the information
Alzheimer Disease and music. Early Detection and Prevention test.
Microtubules resonance; Orch OR
Music: definitions; Types of memory; Relationships between Music and Memory: physiological aspects; psychological aspects; Early detection and prevention of Alzheimer disease: a new test involving Music; treatment of the ADD; contribution of Music to the treatment of learning and developmental disorders; conclusions.
Disciplines of interest:
neurology, psychiatry, pediatric, general medicine.
Optional - Pre-Conference Workshops
Workshops are held: Monday/Tuesday, April 25 - 26
Monday Morning 9-1: Monday Afternoon 2-6
Monday Evening 7-10 and Tuesday Morning 9-1
half day and evening Workshops
Early Workshop Fees:
TSC Student Registrants $40 half day
TSC General Registrants $60 half day
General Public - Student - Workshop only $75 half day
General Public - Workshop only $125 half day