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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 15-18, 2020.The summer school is followed by the Neurosciences and Music Conference VII, June 19-22 also in Aarhus.

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.

This course will provide an overview of the trends and methodologies in music neuroscience. 
During the course, the students will:

  • Learn to take an interdisciplinary approach to research questions on music and the brain.
  • Be trained to understand and use different research methods.
  • Be inspired to develop a desirable attitude for successful creative interactions in research teams
  • Attain basic practical experience in at least one novel research method
  • Learn how to implement a feasible research plan within the field of music neurosciences.

 The course consists of morning lectures by eminent authorities in the field of music neurosciences and afternoon tutorials and hands-on sessions organized as teamwork. The students will discuss their viewpoints on the pre-course reading material in groups, and they will also be offered the opportunity to present their projects in a poster session and receive feedback by the course teachers. In sum, this course is recommended for students and young researchers who are keen on understanding how the brain perceives, understands and appreciates music, and who are eager to to become familiar with the state-of-the-art methodologies. 

Confirmed instructors for morning lectures:  

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), Assistant Professor Boris Kleber (Aarhus University), Prof. Simone Dalla Bella (McGill University), Senior Lecturer Maria Herrojo Ruiz (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Morten Kringelbach (Aarhus University/University of Oxford).

For more information and to apply, see: https://service.health.au.dk/modules/Course/mypage/viewfulldesc/courseID/1352

Check out the programme here.

On behalf of the organizers,

Elvira Brattico, Bjørn Petersen and Boris Kleber