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2021 - Aarhus Summer School in Music Neuroscience

Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) and Graduate School Health, Aarhus University are offering the first Aarhus Summer School in Music Neuroscience, June 14-17, 2021.The summer school is followed by the Neurosciences and Music Conference VII, June 18-21.

Music is a fundamental human activity. Listening to and playing music is seen in all societies and historical periods and accompanies humans across the entire lifespan. To explain the biological origins of human drive for music in the brain is the core aim of music neuroscience research.

The course is based on online lectures by national and international experts in the field.

The students will be provided with literature and video material selected by the instructors prior to the course, in order to achieve a similar knowledge base across participants.

During the course, the students will actively interact with the teachers and with each other during poster sessions, demo and hands-on sessions aimed at familiarizing them with experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation, thereby translating to concrete examples the knowledge acquired during the course. The program will be a mix between lectures on main topics in music neurosciences, covering main findings and theoretical frameworks to illustrate the variety of experimental designs and methodologies and  modules consisting of hands-on demos and guided instructions in data analysis using state-of-the-art software platforms. The students are also offered the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas in the form of posters to the relevant teachers during the school days.  

Confirmed teachers:
Professor David Huron (Ohio State University), Professor Robert Zatorre (McGill University, Canada), Professor Virginia Penhune (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, Canada), Dr. Boris Kleber (Aarhus University), Prof. Simone Dalla Bella (McGill University), Professor Maria Herrojo Ruiz (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Morten Kringelbach (Aarhus University/University of Oxford).

For more information and to apply, see: PhD Course Management (phd-courses.dk)

Full programme is available here: Programme for Summer School

Link to the tapping experiment demo:

Recommendation: take the test in quiet surroundings, use headphones and a touchscreen (smartphone/tablet) if at all possible, and use ‘Chrome’, ‘Firefox’ or ‘Edge’ rather than the 'Safari' browser.”