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Dean's Lecturer: Thalia Wheatley

"Why Music Moves Us"

Thalia Wheatley, UCSC Arts Dean's Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
Media Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division

Thalia Wheatley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth.  Dr. Wheatley completed her doctoral training in social psychology with Timothy Wilson and Daniel Wegner at the University of Virginia. After graduating, she received neuroimaging training as a postdoctoral NIH research fellow with Alex Martin, Ph.D. in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition directed by Leslie Ungerleider. Her research focus is human social intelligence and how that intelligence is achieved by repurposing evolutionarily older neural systems. She has published numerous behavioral and neuroimaging studies on mind perception, social relationships, and emotion, asking such questions as “why are dolls creepy?” and “why is happy music ‘bouncy’?”

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Part of Music, Language, Mind, Evolution, a series of free Monday/Wednesday evening lectures with eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines—music, music cognition, biology, and language — exploring the fundamentals of why and how we make and hear music. Part of the course Music 007 taught by Professor Larry Polansky.
The public is cordially invited.
Admission is free.

Parking $4.
More information at (831) 459-4731.

Sponsored by the UCSC Arts Division, Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence, and US Bank.