Dr Sandra Garrido On The Paradox Of Tragedy: Why Do We Like Sad Music?

 

In this lecture, Sandra Garrido considers the philosophical arguments that have been proposed throughout the centuries as well as looking at recent empirical research investigating the phenomenon.

The talk explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social well-being, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

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30 March 2017

A team of Australian researchers from Western Sydney University have successfully developed a revolutionary way to increase the lifespan of live tissue required for scientific and medical research by 400 per cent.

Previously, the viability of live tissue was only six (6) hours which meant research time was limited. Using this new technology, live tissue is still viable after 24 hours.

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