Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? Join John Schaefer, Daniel Levitin and artist Bobby McFerrin for live performances to illustrate music’s note-worthy interaction with the brain and our emotions.
A realistic goal for robot technology of the near future is the ability to "understand" four or five basic human emotions. These robots will be able to decipher complex facial expressions of a human, recognise emotional states based on body language and respond appropriately.