Psychology professor Robert Remez to deliver Schoff Memorial lectures on speech perception

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Columbiapsychologyneurology Prof. Robert Remez will deliver this year’s prestigious Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures at Columbia University, the third Barnard professor in the series’ 22-year history to be selected to give these talks. In the three-lecture series, titled “The Good Listener: Behavioral Neuroscience Considers the Perception of Speech,” Remez will explore recent neuroscience investigations into the act of listening, and examine what a listener must know and notice, in order to understand what is being said. The first lecture, “The Good Listener: Being Versatile,” will take place on Monday, November 9. The second lecture on Monday, November 16, “The Good Listener: Being Personal,” will look at what it takes to learn the character of an individual’s voice. The third on Monday, November 23, “The Good Listener: Being Intentional,” explores how listening is an active, rather than passive, endeavor.

The Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures, a series presented by the University Seminars, selects a faculty member each fall to deliver three lectures on a topic of his or her choosing. The University Seminars awards a grant to Columbia University Press to publish a book by the lecturer from the original scholarship presented during the series.

Each lecture takes place at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Faculty House, located at 64 Morningside Drive. These events are free and open to the public. There will be a reception immediately following each lecture. For more information please visit the Schoff Memorial Lectures website.

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