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AES Germany Research Colloquium #2-2022: Hearing Profiles and Music Preferences

06/12/2022 17:00 18:30

The new AES Germany Research Colloquium aims to provide a platform to discourse on a specific audio topic and create a bridge between basic research, manufacturers and users in audio technology.

Hearing Profiles and Music Preferences

Why is the same sound or music perceived as soothing by some and irritating by others? Explaining variations in the perception of sound and the impact on music preferences would help design adapted acoustic experiences while limiting discomfort and audio fatigue. Following her presentation at AES Fall Convention in NY, Prof. Diana Derval, PhD, Chair of DervalResearch, will share the latest findings linking hearing profiles to music preferences.

The Presenter

Diana Derval – DervalResearch 

Diana Derval, PhD, EMBA, Chair of DervalResearch, is a pioneer at decoding human behavior and preferences with biosciences. Member of AES, IEEE, the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and Jury for the CES Asia Innovation Awards, Diana is the patented inventor of the Hormonal Quotient® (HQ) nominated for the Edison Awards, and the creator of the Derval Color Test® taken by 10+ million people around the world. Harvard Business Review contributor, Springer Nature author finalist of the Berry-AMA Prize for most innovative marketing book with “The Right Sensory Mix” – recommended by Philip Kotler – Diana turns fascinating neuroscientific breakthroughs into powerful business frameworks, and helped Fortune 500 firms including LVMH, Richemont, Sofitel, BMW, and L’Oréal accelerate their development with a focus on planet and people-friendly products and experiences. Multiplying discoveries, along the way, on the variations in sensory perception among individuals and populations, Diana continuously uses the findings to advance research for a better immune system, hormonal balance, and microbiome. The clinical research Diana initiated together with NIH and OLVG Hospital on the link between taste buds and diabetes opened the way to new prevention roads to combat chronic diseases. Associate Professor at Donghua University in Shanghai, Diana Derval is regularly featured in the media, conferences (TEDx Talks, IFA, CES), and corporate seminars, and is known for delivering memorable MasterClasses even in the Metaverse—partly because of the cool purple hat but not only. Diana’s favorite topics are Senses and Sensors, Hormones and Behavior, and anything that touches on Innovation.

More Information:

Join Meeting

The colloquium will be held in English with a presentation of 60 minutes, followed by a 30-minute discussion. Register in advance for this meeting: Registration After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Link for the Q&A session. The Meeting Format: We will be hosting this meeting using Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For most participants, audio and video are muted during the presentation. In the discussion they can be unmuted (indicated by the raised hand function). This will be explained again at the beginning of the meeting. For a better quality we suggest to use a headset with microphone. The presentation will be recorded. By turning on your camera you are consenting for your image to be used in a photograph of the event.


17:00 – 18:30
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AES Germany

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