Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Statistical learning ability helps individuals to extract probabilistic regularities from input signals without conscious awareness. It has been thought that musicians’ prolonged training may be associated with enhancements in the ability to extract statistical information as repeated practice and exposure, primes and sharpens musicians’ intuition for such tasks. Questions whether musicians’ auditory processing or cognitive processing abilities play a role in shaping their statistical learning performance remain to be explored. I will present behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG) data from adults and children that aim to answer some of these questions.
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CCRMA's Online Classes
At this week’s CCRMA Hearing Seminar, Helene Bahu and David Romblom from Dysonics in SF will be talking about their methods to estimate HRTFs from simple physical measurements. Can we generate good enough 3d audio using just the size of the head? And what is good enough?
See the full schedule at the Artful Design Manifestival website.
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What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express emotions -- and she suggests the end of the poker face is near, as new tech makes it easy to see the signals that give away how we're feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how "empathetic technology" can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of our breath to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. "If we recognize the power of becoming technological empaths, we get this opportunity where technology can help us bridge the emotional and cognitive divide," Crum says.
The Aural Magic of Stanford's Laptop Orchestra
Way to go, Poppy!
Science podcast featuring work by our fearless leader, Chris Chafe:
"When you sonify data, you experience time in a way you can’t when you look at a chart." Hal Gordon, Graduate student
Released from behind the mixing console CCRMA's Concert Coordinator Eoin Callery has been set free to make an old-timey CD for Bay Area Label Eh? Records. Enjoy some amplified violin bow, guitar, and lots of Supercollider controlled feedback, all available on a small shiny disc and in a new fangled digital (760) 816-4048.
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