Donald A. Hodges: "How and Why Does Music Move Us So?"
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Blåsenhus - Betty Pettersson Hall (14:031)
- Organiser: Department of Psychology
- Contact person: Patrik Juslin
The Open Seminar in Music Psychology
Donald A. Hodges, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: "How and Why Does Music Move Us So?"
How is it possible that mere sounds in the air, or even just in our minds, can have such a powerful impact on us? Why do human beings all over the world respond so strongly to music? Anthropologists tell us that every society around the world and across time has engaged in musical behaviors and sociologists tell us that music is a powerful mediator of social interactions. Geneticists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and a host of others have made significant contributions to our understanding of how and why we are so strongly moved by music. The purpose of this presentation will be to draw all this together into a coherent picture of the significance of music in the human experience.