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Program for Music Mind and Society

Building the tiniest recording studios in Music City to understand vocal learning

Jun. 4, 2018—Humans aren't the only animals who can learn vocal communication from others. By studying the process in zebra finches, we may better understand how it works in humans, too.

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Music, Mind and Society program growing fast

May. 17, 2018—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has designated the Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt as a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab for its focus on the arts, health and socio-emotional well-being in families of children with and without autism spectrum disorder.

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VU BreakThru: What can a finch teach us about language?

Apr. 4, 2018—Is the mystery of human speech hidden in the song of a finch? Vanderbilt researchers in the Music, Mind and Society TIPs program are analyzing the songs of zebra finches to study the development and nuance of spoken language. Learn more in this fascinating VUBreakThru blog post written by Ph.D. candidate Kate T. Snyder. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.

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VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter

May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.

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Vanderbilt Program for Music, Mind & Society to host free event May 3

Apr. 20, 2017—The Program for Music, Mind & Society (MMS) at Vanderbilt will present research and perform music at its upcoming 'Scientific Salon: A Soiree of Science and Song' on May 3.

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Symposium explores using music to improve social skills, ease PTSD

Sep. 15, 2016—The Science of Song symposium explored the use of music and singing to help people with developmental disabilities like autism improve their social skills, and others with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from the traumatic events they’ve experienced.

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Science of Song symposium set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

Aug. 23, 2016—Blair School of Music will host a one-day symposium Sept. 12 called "The Science of Song."

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Registration open for 2016 Music, Mind and Society Annual Symposium

Jul. 13, 2016—Registration is now open for the 2016 Music, Mind and Society Annual Symposium scheduled for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. In addition, the symposium’s call for poster abstracts is open through Friday, July 22.

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Music, Mind and Society Symposium seeks poster abstract submissions

Jun. 29, 2016—The Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt is seeking poster abstracts for its annual symposium scheduled for Sept. 12.

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Annual Music, Mind and Society symposium is Sept. 12

Jun. 9, 2016—The Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt presents its annual symposium, "The Science of Song," Sept. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music.

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Lecture will explore communicating emotion in music March 30

Mar. 22, 2016—Mike Schutz, associate professor of music cognition and percussion and founding director of the Music, Acoustics, Perception and LEarning (MAPLE) Lab at McMaster University, will discuss “Exploring the Communication of Emotion in Music” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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