On Tuesday, 12. 05. 2015, Annemarie Seither-Preisler presented the book "Der musikalische Mensch - Evolution, Biologie und Pädagogik musikalischer Begabung" (Eds.: Wilfried Gruhn and Annemarie Since then-Preisler) at Zentrum für Weiterbildung (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz).
An informative presentation of the content as well as the authors of the book was followed by a lively discussion with exciting contributions. The presentation was musically accompanied by the vocal ensemble "Voices Pocket". The evening ended with interesting conversations at the buffet.
Content of the book:
- Basics: Musicality, intelligence and personality – Outstanding talent – Targeted training – Musical aptitude tests
- Aptitude and development: Recognition and support of musical aptitude in childhood – Musical aptitude from a life-time perspective – Aptitude research in sports
- Biology of aptitude: Why are we musical: answers from evolution biology – Influence of hormones on the development of aptitude – Neurobiology of aptitude – Neurocognitive aspects of musical aptitude