We are wired to remember music. That is what musician and McGill University cognitive scientist Daniel Levitin describes during a lecture series hosted by the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Levitin will explain how we can store specific details about melodies long after we hear them. He will also discuss how people acquire musical expertise and why we perceive emotion in music.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
We depend on covert conversations to tell true friends from potential betrayers. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has designed “whispering arches” from a giant metal ellipsoid structure called the Whispering Gallery. If you whisper into one of the gallery’s two dishes, the structure conveys your secret across the room, to where a friend awaits.
This article was originally published with the title Calendar.