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Europe, Brain and Music: New perspectives for stimulating cognitive and sensory processes

Objective

EBRAMUS investigates an attractive, promising new research avenue at the intersection of neuroscience, the human sciences and new technologies: can music boost sensory, cognitive and motor development in normal and impaired children and adults? The project will assess this issue in an integrative way by combining behavioural, neurophysiological, neuropsychological and computational methods. Three research topics will cover both basic and clinical research using music in the rehabilitation of various patient populations and the elderly. The 1st topic focuses on the rehabilitation of auditory functions and language deficits, the 2nd focuses on the benefits of music for more general cognitive functions (learning, memory) and the 3d on timing behaviour and the use of music in motor rehabilitation. The overall project will increase our understanding of brain functioning and will have a tremendous impact on clinical and educational applications (developing new diagnostic tools, training and rehabilitation techniques, also leading to industrial developments) and for new music technology for the general public. EBRAMUS will foster strong links among partners at the forefront of this interdisciplinary research area. It provides an invaluable opportunity for young researches to gain state-of-the art knowledge in the field of cognitive neurosciences and interdisciplinary research by benefiting from exchanges within the network, from the offered training program (e.g. topical summer schools/workshops) and the project’s good balance between basic research and clinical approaches. The training will ultimately increase students’ career opportunities, thanks to the network’s academic and industrial partners. EBRAMUS partners present a strong network with common and complementary expertise, thus providing ideal multi-site and multidisciplinary training for young researchers and, more generally, providing the opportunity to considerably strengthen Europe’s position in the field.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 618 538
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Appel (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE CHARLES DE GAULLE LILLE3
France
EU contribution
€ 202 013
Address
Domaine Universitaire Du Pont De Bois, Rue Du Barreau
59653 Villeneuve D'ascq Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Beuter (Mr.)
University of Finance and Managment
Poland
EU contribution
€ 336 592
Address
Pawia 55 Str
01-030 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcin Staniewski (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 137
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Schmude (Ms.)
Hanover University of Music & Drama
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 003
Address
Emmichplatz 1
30175 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heiko Behnke (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 522
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 216 909
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 116 082
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Céline Damon (Ms.)