Music on the Brain
This freshman seminar will engage students in an exploration the question of why it is that music affects us the way it does. Music is a universal aspect of culture and different musical selections and styles evoke a wide variety of emotions. Why is this? This question will be explored through consideration of the nature of music, its physical characteristics, the sensory processes involved in music perception and the neurological and cognitive processes involved in our response to music.
Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 0-3-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Other Freshman Seminar modules
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week