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June 2, 2011
“BioRhythm: Music and the Body”
At this exhibition (part of the weekend-long World Science Festival), which opens tonight with a reception, audiophiles can learn about what makes a minor chord sad and how different genres of music trigger different emotions. Through a variety of interactive installations, cognitive scientists explain the process behind writing a perfect hit song and dissect how those catchy pop hooks implant themselves into our minds—sometimes for what feels like an eternity. Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 W 21st St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves (212-937-6580, worldsciencefestival.com). Fri 3 at 6pm; World Science Festival through Mon 6. Free.