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AES New York 2007
Special Event

Friday, October 5, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Opening Remarks:
• Executive Director Roger Furness
• President Wieslaw Woszczyk
• Convention Chair Jim Anderson

• AES Awards Presentation
• Introduction of Keynote Speaker
• Keynote Address by Daniel Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music, Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Awards Presentation:
Please join us as the AES presents special awards to those who have made outstanding contributions to the Society in such areas of research, scholarship, and publications, as well as other accomplishments that have contributed to the enhancement of our industry. The awardees are:
• David Bialik
• Francisco Miranda Kirchner
Board of Governors Award:
• John Strawn
Fellowship Award:
• Graham Blyth
• Bob Ludwig
• Neil Muncy
• Phil Ramone
• Josef Zikovsky
Silver Medal Award:
• John Meyer
Read more about awardees.

Keynote Address by Daniel Levitin, author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dan Levitin's research in musical perception has raised many questions: By the age of 5 we are all musical experts. How is the brain able to do this? How does music affect our emotions? How does memory work? How do people with autism think and why, with ability in math, is there no musical aptitude? Tens of thousands of years ago, why did our ancestors first pick up instruments and begin to play? Does the brain experience a live performance differently from a recorded one? What is the true impact of powerful music on the human brain?

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