Paul B. Baltes Lecture 2019: The Auditory System and the Motor System, in Time

  • Date: Oct 29, 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: David Poeppel

  • Location: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) Leibniz-Saal Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin
  • Host: Center for Lifespan Psychology
Paul B. Baltes Lecture 2019: The Auditory System and the Motor System, in Time

Contact: Helena Maravilla, +49-30-82406-572/573,
Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren (Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) cordially invite all interested to attend the Paul B. Baltes Lecture:

David Poeppel
, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics & NYU

Paul B. Baltes Lecture 2019: The Auditory Aystem and the Motor System, in Time

The brain has rhythms—and so do music and speech. Recent research has revealed that the temporal structure of speech and music and the temporal organization of various brain structures align in systematic ways. The role that brain rhythms play in perception and cognition continues to be elucidated through studies of various types. Poeppel will describe some intuitively simple and fun but surprising results that illuminate the temporal structure of perceptual experience. From recognizing speech and melodies to building abstract mental structures, how the brain constructs and represents time reveals unexpected puzzles.

The annual Paul B. Baltes Lecture was initiated by the Departments of Psychology at the Universities in Berlin and Potsdam and by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development to commemorate Paul B. Baltes’ achievements for psychological research and his contributions to psychology. Since 2008, leading scientists have been invited to give talks on their current research, among them Michael Posner, Lynn Hasher, John R. Nesselroade, Andrew N. Meltzhoff, Jutta Heckhausen, Wendy A. Rogers, and Brent W. Roberts

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