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Unravelling the Effects of Music on Sleep through Musicology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Computer Science

Objective

Music exerts strong effects on the human brain, as evidenced by both subjective emotional reactions and overt changes in neurophysiology: lullabies are known in all cultures and times as an effective sleep aid for children and adults. Musicology focuses traditionally on musical structures and cultural practice, a mutual interaction with empirical neuroscience is yet missing. The Lullabyte project will for the first time bring leading researchers from musicology, sleep research, neuroscience and computer science together to fill this gap. Within the project, ten Doctoral Candidates will be trained in a radically interdisciplinary research field, and acquire profound skills relevant for industry and the cultural sector. Leveraging state-of-the-art neuroscience laboratories, big sleep datasets gathered with wearable technology, and data science strategies, the Doctoral Candidates will investigate the effects of music on the brain’s transition from wakefulness to sleep, from neurophysiological details of auditory processing in the thalamico-cortical system over changes in sleep structure induced by different kinds of music, to psychological and musicological analyses. Moreover, machine-learning strategies will help to algorithmically generate novel, neuroscience-deduced music with particularly strong somnogenic effects. Beyond hands-on training in these research projects with multiple secondments between the ten consortium partners, summer schools and satellite events with active participation of trainers from innovative industry partners and artists will teach Doctoral Candidates complementary skills in technology transfer, entrepreneurship, medical device regulation and public outreach. As a whole, Lullabyte will train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers, and thus provide the fast growing market of personalized, algorithmically generated music with both a firm scientific basis and the personnel to strengthen Europe’s position in such technologies.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (8)

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 274 370,40
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10 Zuid
6525 GA Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 301 788,00
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
INSTITUT DU CERVEAU ET DE LA MOELLE EPINIERE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 282 693,60
Address
Boulevard De L'hopital 47
75013 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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No data
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 282 693,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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No data
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 251 971,20
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 293 709,60
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
ENDEL SOUND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Sophienstrasse 20/21
10178 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Partners (10)

UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Fribourg / Freiburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
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€ 0,00
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
GROUPE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE PARIS PSYCHIATRIE ET NEUROSCIENCES
France
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue Cabanis 1
75014 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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No data
Phonos Fundacion Privada
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Roc Boronat 138
08018 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Other
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No data
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
Arenar B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wedesteinbroek 2253
6546 RX Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
Benkana Interfaces GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Fraunhoferstr. 13
24118 Kiel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
Mentalab GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Weinstr. 4
80333 Munich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data