Cognitive neuroscience of music The cognitive neuroscience of music is the scientific study of brain-based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music. These behaviours include music listening, performing, composing, reading, writing, and ancillary activities. It also is increasingly concerned with the brain basis for musical aesthetics and musical emotion. Scientists working in this field may have training in cognitive neuroscience, neurology, neuroanatomy, psychology, music theory, computer science, and other allied fields. The cognitive neuroscience of music represents a significant branch of music psychology, and is distinguished from related fields such as cognitive musicology in its reliance on direct observations of the brain and use of such techniques as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), and positron emission tomography (PET).
ICI Berlin: Personal Knowledge Management Tools Personal knowledge management is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share ideas, opinions and thoughts in order to support knowledge structuring, sharing and personal content management. Useful tools for PKM include wikis and mindmaps. Read more... Information Literacy Tutorial Coding Join the movement and introduce a group of students to their first hour of computer science with these steps: 1) Watch this how-to video 2) Choose a tutorial for your hour: We provide a variety of fun, hour-long tutorials for students of all ages, created by a variety of partners.
Visualization Global terrain maps from Stamen Missed this one from last month. Stamen announced the release of a whole lot of new terrain map tiles for around the world. Four billion of them. The Chocolate Shop at Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers on the Gendarmenmarkt in Central Berlin, with the longest chocolate counter in the world and a huge selection of chocolates Mini tortes to go Choose from our delectable mini tortes, freshly made and delivered every day from our in-house manufactory. Filled chocolate manufactory Our staff produce more than 300 confectionery specialities by hand in our glass production facility, exclusively from the best raw materials. Famous chocolate showpieces Admire the unique chocolate showpieces in the chocolate shop, from the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin TV Tower and Memorial Church to the 2.3-metre-long chocolate Titanic.
Adaptive Pitch: Measure your pitch perception abilities Adaptive pitch test: Accurately measure your pitch perception abilities This adaptive pitch test will play a series of two short tones and ask you if the second tone is higher or lower than the first tone. This test measures your pitch perception abilities by adapting to your responses: The better you are, the closer and closer the stimuli will become. How Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Changing the Game I’ve never met Imelda. The mother of three lives in Garcia-Hernandez, Philippines and owns a transportation business with her husband. Together, they own a ‘motorella’; an interesting hybrid between a taxi and a rickshaw which her husband uses to ferry locals around. She was looking for a loan of 7000 Philippine Pesos (about $175 US dollars) to buy tires, motor oil, and gasoline.
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Top 50 British Sitcoms Cold Feet - Series 6 The cast of ITV comedy drama Cold Feet have reunited for the first time in 13 years, ahead of Series 6. Read The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, by David Dodd "I can't figure out if it's the end or beginning..." Dedicated to the memory of Jerry Garcia. Project begun: January, 1995.