Judith Becker, Ph.D.

Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D.

Jon Frederick, Ph.D.

Robert Gatchel, Ph.D.

Emil Jovanov, Ph.D.

Clete A. Kushida, M.D., Ph.D.

Edward W. Large, Ph.D.

Scott Makeig, Ph.D.

Melinda Maxfield, Ph.D.

Harold Russell, Ph.D.

David Spiegel, M.D.

M. Barry Sterman, Ph.D.

Patrick Suppes, Ph.D.

Concetta Tomaino, D.A.MT-BC

Udo Will, Ph.D.

Music‡ntica

 

 

2007 SYMPOSIUM

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

SCHEDULE OF

EVENTS

 

SYMPOSIUM

PARTICIPANTS

 

WORKING

ROUNDTABLE

QUESTIONS

 

RESEARCH

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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

 

DIRECTIONS TO

CCRMA AND SLAC

 

REGISTRATION

 

CONTACTS

 

FEEDBACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose

This symposium will engage experts in an interdisciplinary dialogue on the hypothesis that brainwaves entrain to rhythmic auditory stimuli, a phenomenon known as auditory driving. Brainwave entrainment is used here in the specific sense of frequency-following to describe the way brainwaves modulate in tempo or frequency to gradually match the frequency of a rhythmic stimulus in the environment. Support for this hypothesis will come from lab research on auditory driving, photic driving, phenomenological fieldwork, and existing clinical applications of this research.

A better understanding of auditory driving may have widespread implications. New insights may extend to the fields of musicology and music cognition regarding the study of human reactions to groove and tempo. The fields of anthropology, religious studies, and ethnomusicology may gain potential insights into the widespread use of rhythmic, repetitive music in religious ritual. Implications for music therapy, psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience may affect the study of consciousness, and may suggest new, relatively inexpensive methods to treat conditions like ADD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.


Format

The symposium will consist of 30-minute presentations with roundtable discussions. We hope that by bringing together a broad spectrum of research related to the field of rhythmic entrainment all of our research will benefit. We hope to publish the proceedings.

The symposium is sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA).


Registration

 

Registration is required and there is no fee for admission. If you would like to attend, please send an email with "Registration" in the subject line to gabet@ccrma.stanford.edu. Please include your first name, last name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email, and hours of intended attendance in the body of the message.

 

 

 

 

Program Overview | Schedule of Events | Symposium Participants | Working Roundtable Questions
Research and Links | Travel and Accommodations | Directions to CCRMA and SLAC | Registration | Contacts