Music and the Mind: Turning the Cognition Key, Observer Online (10-21-2004), Northwestern University | PLASTICITIES  « Between matter and form, between experience and consciousness, the active plasticity of the world » | Scoop.it

"You go to a concert with someone you know. You both hear the same music played by the same performers. But when you talk about it on the way out, you wonder if you were at two different concerts.  Of course there’s an objective reality, but what varies from person to person are the mental processes,” says Richard Ashley, the School of Music’s codirector of graduate studies, associate professor of music cognition and theory, and coordinator of the music cognition program. “Music cognition is about trying to understand the mechanisms — both psychological and physiological — that allow musical experiences to take place."

 


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