An AFTERNOON in the science basement
Are you interested in learning some cool science? Come with us for an afternoon to listen to and discuss with scientists and researchers about their work. This is your opportunity to speak with a real live scientist, to find out about how they go about doing their work and to ask the burning questions you've always wanted to. For the scientific audience out there, we think science outreach is a very important task for the next generation of scientists. So, let's get involved!
Can we trust our ears? Auditory illusions and myths
April 28th, 4pm - 5:30pm
Tiedekulma (Yliopistonkatu 4), Basement
Rafael Junchaya, composer and researcher in musicology
(University of Helsinki)
Hearing is a complex system that involves both the mechanics of our ears and the interpretation our brains make of the signals we receive from our ears. In between many things happen, and sometimes we do not hear what we think we do, or we even hear things that never existed! Our cultural contexts also create predetermined modes of listening that affect the perception or the idea of perception of sound. In this talk some of the auditory illusions and myths around the listening processes will be elucidated.
Rafael Junchaya is a composer and a doctoral student in Musicology at the University of Helsinki.
An Afternoon in the Science Basement is supported by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) at the University of Helsinki, and the Otto Malm Foundation.