MASCATS is a symposium series that combines research across the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on how music-related subjects can inform—and be informed by—other disciplines and engage researchers across the university in STEAM-related creative ideas. We aim to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers across the Ohio State campus and at other universities in the U.S. and abroad. In particular, our focus is on the exploration of music and the mind as it interacts with a variety of empirical disciplines, including music, dance, English, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and speech & hearing science.
MASCATS sponsors a variety of activities in order to broaden and deepen the understanding of music and science. Some examples of these activities include sponsoring presentations and public lectures from professional researchers, conducting outreach events, holding symposia for undergraduate and graduate students, supporting academic workshops, and organizing specialized conferences.
Advisor: Daniel Shanahan
Some Past Speakers
How Children Perceive Regional Dialect
The Connection Between Speech, Language, and Music
Ways of Seeing Movement: Motion Capture and Visualization at ACCAD
Megan Kaes Long
Three Myths about the History of Tonality
Using Neuroscience in Music Research: Critical Challenges and Contributions
Thank you to the organizations who have funded MASCATS!
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