Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silent Disco Event Sounds Interesting

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silent Disco Event Sounds Interesting

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IN a unique collaboration between science and music, partygoers are once again needed for a dance experiment at the #HOOKEDONMUSIC Silent Disco.

The event, which is returning to the Museum of Science and Industry, will try to determine the 'dancea-bility' of songs, as DJs will play the latest dancefloor fillers.

Researchers will be observing the dancers' best moves, and an overhead camera that encompasses the whole dancefloor will help them investigate the effect that catchy tracks have on the crowd.

The results will help Dr Ashley Burgoyne conclude exactly where the sweet spot lies between music, science and social influence.

The event celebrates the #HOOKEDONMUSIC game which has been developed to further aid science, finding links between music and memory. …

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