Science Art & Cognition Workshop 2018, memorias.

En esta segunda edición del taller Science, Art & Cognition se logró una asistencia constante durante toda la semana. Artistas de diversas disciplinas, psicólogos, biólogos, físicos, neurocientíficos, matemáticos y computólogos entre muchos otros, nos reunimos para intercambiar ideas y encontrar rutas de trabajo interdisciplinar con un mismo fin: conocer.

La participación de los asistentes fue muy activa y la retroalimentación que obtuvo cada uno de los proyectos presentados fue enriquecedora. El evento se llevó a cabo en un ambiente de camaradería en el cual se gestaron amistades y proyectos a futuro.

Desde su inicio, este fue el espíritu del taller. Crear un espacio informal en el que todos tuvieran voz y pudieran compartir su conocimiento y sus dudas con los demás.

Los esperamos en próximas ediciones y agradecemos la motivación y el trabajo realizado por todos los asistentes.




Conferencia Understanding Musical Schemata Across Musical Cultures por Panayotis Mavromatis (Resumen)

En el marco del Taller Science Art & Cognition 2018, el PhD Panayotis Mavromatis (Universidad de Nueva York), dará la conferencia titulada “Understanding Musical Schemata Across Musical Cultures” el viernes 28 de septiembre.

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Understanding Musical Schemata Across Musical Cultures

Musical schemata, or patterns of varied repetition, have recently been shown to play a central role in music composition and improvisation, and are received increasing attention in music theory, historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music information retrieval. For example, Treitler (1974, 1975), Hucke (1980), and Nowacki (1985, 1986) have studied formulaic structure in medieval plainchant and have related it to questions of oral transmission. Gjerdingen (1988, 2007) has demonstrated the pedagogical and communicative significance of schematic patterns in the galant style of eighteenth-century Europe. Seeger (1966), Shapiro (1972, 1975), and Cowdery (1984, 1990) have studied melodic families in Western folk song, and more recently Volk and collaborators (2012, 2016) have explored similar questions in a computational framework. Richard Widdess (2011) has identified schematic patterns in orally transmitted devotional songs of Nepal. And the present author has developed a computational model of formulaic structure in modern Greek church chant (Mavromatis 2005, 2009). In this talk, I suggest that diverse manifestations of schema-based variability in music can be accommodated within a common formal and computational framework of musical schema theory that draws on general cognitive schema theory (Rumelhart 1980, Schank and Abelson 1977) and on various aspects of previous music studies. Thus, behind the diversity of musical practices and attitudes, one can glean patterns of structure and behavior that could in principle be traced to a common origin, namely properties of memory and learning. The latter, though diverse in their cultural manifestations, nevertheless rely on the common biological underpinning of the human brain with its very specific capabilities and limitations.

Science Art & Cognition (2nd Transdisciplinary Workshop)

Science, Art and Cognition 2
September 24th – 28th, 2018
Cuernavaca, Morelos, México

The aim of this event is to foster in an informal environment, a vivid discussion between experts and students working at the interface between art and science. Of particular interest are the cognitive processes involved in their research.

The main topics of the event are:

– Visual Arts, Music and Multimedia
– Statistical Physics, Nonlinearity, Computer Sciences and Complexity
– Neuroscience and Cognition

This meeting intents to encourage discussions and promote future collaborations between research groups.

Applications are now closed!


Alejandra Ciria (UNAM)
Alejandra España (Visual Artist)
Araceli Sanz Martín (Instituto de Neurociencias – UDG)
Enrique Flores (UNAM)
Jaime Lobato (UNAM)
Julieta Ramos Loyo (Instituto de Neurociencias – UDG)
Luis Lemus (UNAM)
Manolo Cocho (UNAM)
Manon Grube (Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus Univ. Denmark )
Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University – Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions)


Francisco Fernandez de Miguel – Instituto de Biología Celular UNAM
Bruno Lara – Centro de Investigación en Ciencias-UAEM
Markus Müller – Centro de Investigación en Ciencias-UAEM


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The Gathering will take place at the Centro Internacional de Ciencias (CIC), which is located on the campus of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Arrival Information

Arriving at the airport in Mexico City, we recommend to take the direct bus “Pullman de Morelos” to Cuernavaca. At terminal 1, the ticket counter is located inside the airport on the second floor (flights arrive on the first floor). At terminal 2, the ticket counter is located outside the arrival area. All buses start from terminal 1 but stop at terminal 2. Buses operate from 04:00 to 00:30 daily, approximately every 30 minutes. The ticket costs 250 Mexican Pesos (14 US Dollars). It takes about 90 minutes to Cuernavaca, depending on the traffic. You will arrive in Cuernavaca at the “Casino de la Selva” bus station, from where you can take a radio taxi to the hotel. We recommend to buy the taxi ticket inside the bus station at the counter.


Please contact the organizers for more information:


CIC (Centro Internacional de Ciencias)
Avenida Universidad 1001
Tel. +52 (777) 329-1877/6
Beside the “Instituto de Biotecnologia”


Science, Art & Cognition: Transdisciplinary Workshop. 2017.

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The aim of this event is to foster in an informal environment, a vivid discussion between experts and students working at the interface between art and science. Of particular interest are the cognitive processes involved in their research.


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Viktor Müller: Hyper-Brain Networks and Interpersonal Action Coordination during Music Performance


Anjan Chatterjee: The Neurology of Art


Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova: Individual motor signatures and socio-motor biomarkers in schizophrenia

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Ruben Fossion: Homeostasis from a time-series perspective

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Alexander J. Bies: Examining the relationship between perceived complexity and beauty in natural scenes

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Christian Huepe: Music as a complex system: From self-organization to criticality

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Christian Rummel: Linear and Nonlinear Interrelation Networks in Intracranial EEG of Epilepsy Patients

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Mari Corsi: Brain activity during recognition of emotion expressed by musical structure variations

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Luis Mochan: Light in Motion


Jorge Useche: The psychoacoustics of musical intervals and the emergence of macroscopic quantities in melody


Norberto Grzywacz: A Theory for How the Brain Learns Aesthetic Values


Tom Froese: The cognitive science of art and cognition in Paleolithic caves


Fernando Rosas: Coordination beyond redundancy: towards a wider understanding of scynchronisation in art performances


Shlomo Dubnov: Computer Creativity and Musical Information Dynamics

We also had the opportunity to listen to Gabriela Pérez (“On the relation between music imagery and cochlear mechanics: A combined EEG and otoacoustic emissions study”), Francisco Fernández de Miguel, Pablo Padilla (“Drugs, music and brain activity”) and Rafael Barrio (“Mostly Music”).

On Wednesday, we enjoyed an excursion to the archeological site of Chacaltzingo.

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Symposium on Brain Signal Analysis: Techniques and Applications

Fecha: del 18 al 20 de agosto de 2016

Lugar: Centro Internacional de Ciencias A.C. (UNAM)


Julieta Ramos Loyo (UDG)
Ruben Fossion (UNAM)
Markus F. Müller (UAEM)

Topics of the workshop:
Presentation of different techniques of analysis.
Propositions for applications to brain signal analysis.
The range of application might be quite diverse including analysis of pathologies such as epilepsy, physiological phenomena like sleep, cognitive processes and information processing among others.
We hope to foster discussion between research groups and promote future collaborations in an informal environment.


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