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Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21

Event Hearing-Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses? at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leibniz Hall, Berlin, March 21
Photo: ©Judith Affolter for Akademieunion

Hearing

Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses?

Hearing

Have We Taken Leave of Our Senses?

Music and sounds play an essential role in our lives – they touch us, connect us, and profoundly influence our wellbeing. But what happens at the level of science, art, and biology when we listen to music and sounds?

In his scientific research, the psychologist and philosopher Claus-Christian Carbon analyzes the influence of human perception and memory on the aesthetics, taste, and enjoyment of music. He traces the different ways that individuals experience sounds and music and how different associations influence this perception. Professor Eckhard Friauf’s contributions to the biological and physiological processing of acoustic information broadens our understanding of how our brain processes sounds and how the human listening experience differs from those of non-humans. This research offers insights into the fundamental mechanisms of listening and how it influences our interaction with the world around us. Annika Kahrs’s artistic works explore different sound phenomena and their social aspects. Her projects such as “Our Solo” (2021) and “Strings” (2010) illuminate the social aspect of making music, while “Infra Voice” (2018) connects the peculiar musical instrument octobass with the equally fascinating giraffe and the still young field of acoustic communication on an audible and visual level.

In conversation with our three guests, we will explore the significance of sounds in our lives, from psychology to art to biology. We will examine how sounds influence not only our individual well-being but also how they connect us to the world around us. Through these different perspectives, we hope to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how we can use sounds to gain a deeper connection to our environment and the creatures living in it.

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our panel guests 

Annika Kahrs lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. She has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships including Villa Aurora, L.A., USA; VILA SUL, Brazil; Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis; Stiftung Kunstfonds; and the George-Maciunas-Förderpreis donated by René Block. Kahrs has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the 16th Lyon Biennale, at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin; 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art; Kunsthalle Bremerhaven; Savvy Contemporary, Berlin; On the Road exhibition project in Santiago de Compostela; the Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil; Hamburger Kunsthalle; Hybrid Art Festival in Moscow; KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin; Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Goldsmiths University of London; Flat Time House, London, and the Velada de Santa Lucia festival in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Friauf has been Senior Professor of Animal Physiology at the Department of Biology at the University of Kaiserslautern since 2022. He began his academic career with a degree in biology, specializing in zoology, at the University of Marburg. His doctorate at the University of Tübingen was devoted to investigating the correlation between the structure and function of motor and sensory neurons in rats. After his habilitation in animal physiology, he continued his career at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, where he runs the Department of Animal Physiology since 1999. Prof. Dr. Friauf's research interests focus on the development of the precision of neuronal connections during ontogenesis, with a particular interest in the auditory system of mammals. His goal is to decipher the molecular mechanisms that enable these connections. His current research projects include the study of auditory brainstem circuits to gain a deeper understanding of neuronal networks.

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Claus-Christian Carbon has been Full Professor of General Psychology and Methodoloy at the University of Bamberg since October 2008. He completed his diploma in psychology and his M.A. in philosophy at the University of Trier in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He earned his PhD in psychology at Freie Universität Berlin in 2003 and his habilitation in general psychology at the University of Vienna in 2006. CCC is chief editor of the academic journal Art & Perception, co-editor of Perception and i-Perception, and associate editor of Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Neuroscience.

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