Music On The Mind Lecture 1: Memories Are Made Of This: Exploring The Psychology Of Learning And Memory In Music And Dance

Professor Kate Stephens

Melbourne Recital Centre


6:00 pm

Our brains have a remarkable capacity to learn. This talk discusses processes of learning and memory in music and dance, with an emphasis on learning without formal instruction. Can we learn without conscious awareness? What cues from the environment become part of our long-term memory? How does the early learning of a “tonal” language, such as Thai, affect perception of music? When is silence “golden” in learning and remembering?

Although this event is free, bookings are essential. Tickets can be booked through the Melbourne Recital Centre website. Podcasts of the lecture will be available a few days after the event on the Melbourne Recital Centre website.