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Neurocognition of Music and Art @TLU Krost Symposium

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Giesber Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of This is Your Brain on Music, on the evening of Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The symposium will feature music and art events including a panel of experts on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The Krost Symposium is an annual academic event that is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Krost Committee Chairman Michael Czuchry.

Schedule of Events

Schedule and content is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium

Giesber Keynote Address

Dr. Daniel Levitin – Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of This is Your Brain on Music

Thursday, October 6 in Schuech Fine Arts Center

Expert panel discussion on the neurological underpinnings of music, and magic as well as other insights into relevant experiences, treatments, and applications.

An exhibit of images used to study brain responses to various artwork is planned for display in the Annetta Kraushaar Gallery.

Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium

TLU Band Concert with selections relating to the symposium theme.


Dr. Daniel Levitin

Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of This is Your Brain on Music

Dr. Daniel Levitin earned his B.A. in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science at Stanford University, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon, researching complex auditory patterns and pattern processing in expert and non-expert populations.

He completed post-doctoral training at Stanford University Medical School (in Neuroimaging) and at UC Berkeley (in Cognitive Psychology). He has consulted on audio sound source separation for the U.S. Navy, and on audio quality for several rock bands and record labels (including the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan), and served as one of the “Golden Ears” expert listeners in the original Dolby AC3 compression tests. He worked for two years at the Silicon Valley think tank Interval Research Corporation.

He taught at Stanford University in the Department of Computer Science, the Program in Human-Computer Interaction, and the Departments of Psychology, Anthropology, Computer Music, and History of Science. Currently, he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, and Music at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), and Dean of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI.

He is the author of the #1 best-seller This Is Your Brain On Music (Dutton/Penguin, 2006), which was published in nineteen languages and spent more than one year on the New York Times Bestseller list. His second book, The World in Six Songs (Dutton/Penguin, 2008) hit the bestseller lists in its first week of release. His newest book is the #1 best-seller The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload (Dutton/Penguin 2014).

For more information about Dr. Levitin, visit daniellevitin.com.

About Krost Symposium

The annual Krost Symposium is Texas Lutheran University’s most prestigious academic event of the year, serving as a platform to discuss important issues that not only impact our campus and local community, but the nation and even the world. Past topics have included mass incarceration, environmental justice, and innovation and ideas. All Krost Symposium events are free and open to the public.


October 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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TLU Krost Symposium


Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium
1000 W. Court St
Seguin, TX 78155 United States
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