Discover: Music, Melody, and the Strange Pull They Exert Over Our Minds

An interview with Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Schulkind was featured in Discover's Brain 2009 issue. The cognitive psychologist discussed his interesting research on music and memory, and revealed how listening to music may help dementia patients recover lost memories.

Those Tunes in Your Head? Not as Many as You Think

imageBy Peter Rooney

If you’ve ever marveled at being able to recognize a song after hearing just a snatch of it, don’t get too proud of your towering intellect. According to Matthew Schulkind, associate professor of psychology, we don’t actually remember songs from our past as well as we think we do.

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I am Matthew Dennett Fernald, the third in the line of great Fernalds to attend this great college in the town Amherst of the state of Taxa - sorry, Massachusetts. My middle name can be seen on large, green signs for "Dennett Rd" if one is driving on I-95 across the bridge into Maine. In my remarkably uninformed opinion, Billy Joel is the greatest songwriter ever to have lived. I support the BoSox and Patriots and Roger Federer, though the latter is having a notably bad year so far. My hair is the color of milk chocolate, my skin the color of a peanut.

Taking the Art World by Storm

By Katherine Duke '05

I’m in a gallery of the Mead Art Museum, examining three sculptures. Each one is a sort of woven basket, oddly shaped and adorned with beads and loops of wire in various bright colors. The small plaque beneath each creation lists the artist’s media as “Wood, reed and data.”

Data? How does one make a sculpture out of data?

Keys to the Future: SPOTLIGHT on Four Hand Piano - Monday February 9 @8PM free concert

Submitted by Joseph A. Rubenstein on Thursday, 3/5/2009, at 9:16 AM

Keys to the Future and Mannes College present “SPOTLIGHT on Four Hand Piano”, an evening of contemporary duos and duets.

Six phenomenal pianists, including Keys regulars Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen, will present contemporary works for four hands, including the U.S. premiere of the duet version of Arvo Pärt’s “Pari Intervallo”, Steve Reich’s seminal “Piano Phase”, and the world premiere of Bruce Stark’s “Four”.

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