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NCCAM features musical training lecture

Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing...

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

NCCAM features musical training lecture

Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing...

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

The Secret (Musical) Life of Elephants

I appreciate NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers because it reminds us that scientists often fail to adhere to one-dimensional stereotypes.

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Major Key Blues

Lately I’ve been enchanted by a series of minor-keyed sad songs converted to major keys, and vice versa. Hearing familiar songs switched into a different minor or major key is quite strange, and is unsettling to my ears in a way that I can’t quite pin down...

July 28, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Major Key Blues

Lately I’ve been enchanted by a series of minor-keyed sad songs converted to major keys, and vice versa. Hearing familiar songs switched into a different minor or major key is quite strange, and is unsettling to my ears in a way that I can’t quite pin down...

July 28, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

MIND the launch!

By now, you’ve probably seen all of the hullaboo on the SciAm site about the launch of the Scientific American MIND blogs. New and old bloggers are teaming up here to write about all things wonderful and strange on psychology, neuroscience, and culture...

March 13, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

MIND the launch!

By now, you've probably seen all of the hullaboo on the SciAm site about the launch of the Scientific American MIND blogs. New and old bloggers are teaming up here to write about all things wonderful and strange on psychology, neuroscience, and culture...

March 13, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Every musician’s dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously.

February 19, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Every musician's dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously. Alright, so maybe that last part is a bit more of a pipe dream than the first two...

February 19, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline is a conference put on by Karyn Traphagen, Anton Zuiker, and our own Bora Zivkovic. I’ve been going since I first stumbled across it in 2010, making this year the fourth time I’ve attended...

February 5, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

ScienceOnline-spiration.

ScienceOnline is a conference put on by Karyn Traphagen, Anton Zuiker, and our own Bora Zivkovic. I've been going since I first stumbled across it in 2010, making this year the fourth time I've attended...

February 5, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

2013: A Brain Wave Symphony?

Just about everyone appreciates music, but music that results from a creative implementation of sound can be especially compelling. Human beings are inventive creatures who discover a myriad of ways to innovate in the musical realm...

January 7, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

2013: A Brain Wave Symphony?

Just about everyone appreciates music, but music that results from a creative implementation of sound can be especially compelling. Human beings are inventive creatures who discover a myriad of ways to innovate in the musical realm...

January 7, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Moving into the Wisconsin Idea

Dear Readers, it’s been quite awhile since I last wrote. In the intervening time, North Carolina Central University deemed me a Master of Biology, I traveled to see friends and family, and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to start school in the Neuroscience and Public Policy program (NPP) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison...

October 2, 2012 — Princess Ojiaku

Moving into the Wisconsin Idea

Dear Readers, it's been quite awhile since I last wrote.In the intervening time, North Carolina Central University deemed me a Master of Biology, I traveled to see friends and family, and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to start school in the Neuroscience and Public Policy program (NPP) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison...

October 2, 2012 — Princess Ojiaku

Madness Redefined at the World Science Festival

Virginia Woolf. John Keats. Emily Dickinson. Edgar Allen Poe. All are considered brilliant writers, and all were considered to be mad. Quotes from these great writers flashed on the screen as the event opened...

June 3, 2012 — Princess Ojiaku

I’m at the 2012 World Science Festival!

The 2012 World Science Festival runs from May 30 – June 3, and I am here in New York City attending some of the events. Last night I got the chance to attend Icarus at the Edge of Time, a film that featured a score composed by Philip Glass and performed live by Orchestra of [...]..

May 31, 2012 — Princess Ojiaku

Musical tweets for a listening machine

I’ve been swamped lately with finishing up my master’s thesis and have been tweeting occasional gripes and self-created hashtags about the process.

May 21, 2012 — Princess Ojiaku
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