An interactive session led by Dr. Nestor Matthews

Jan 25 session held at Denison University

Led by:
by Dr. Nestor Matthews Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Denison University


Time From:
10:30 am

Time To:
3:00 pm

$100 per youth/Program Series (4 Sessions)


Online, in person, or by phone

At Kids Tech University, your child will have the opportunity to explore STEM through the world around them from real scientists! 4 sessions – Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11 

The Works Museum, in partnership with The Ohio State University at Newark and Denison University, have teamed up to provide an outstanding STEM offering to the Licking County community. This program will serve students ages 9-12 for a quality STEM-based educational experience.

Jan 25 – How Does Your Brain Track Musical Tempo? – Denison University 

An interactive session led by Dr. Nestor Matthews, Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Denison University

Register here.
NCS Students receiving a scholarship through A Call To College: please call to register.

Suppose you are watching and listening to live music that speeds up or slows down gradually. Would you detect the change? Seeing and hearing occur on different time scales. For example, light reaches your eyes about one million times faster than sound reaches your ears. Yet, the sights and sounds from live music seem to occur together. Somehow, the brain matches fast-arriving sights with more slowly arriving sounds. The brain also “re-packages” musical sights and sounds into beautiful rhythms, and complex polyrhythms -patterns that emerge by combining different tempos. During our interactive session, we will learn about rhythm and tempo from a professional musician. We will also conduct experiments that measure how precisely your brain can track polyrhythms and musical tempos.

*WARNING* The experiments contain flickering stimuli presented on a computer screen.  You should not participate in the experiments if you have previously experienced a seizure caused by flickering stimuli.

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