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Scientific analysis of music

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There’s a lull between interviews (which is entirely my fault) but as an intermezzo, here are a few pieces I came across this week about the science of music, and an excuse to make you listen to one of my favourite silly orchestral pieces. A researcher at Ben-Gurion University in Israel identified the necessity of hand clapping songs for young…

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LIVE from the Gairdner Lectures: Peto talk

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Every year Toronto is host to the Gairdner Awards Many of the award winners are past or future Nobel prize winners (in Medicine). The last two days of the program consist of free public lectures by past winners. The speakers and talks are in such high regard that my supervisor even cancels our regular Friday labmeeting to allow us to…

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