BrainTuning project is devoted to resolve the neural determinants of music emotions and appreciation. This topic is approached in a synergetic, multidisciplinary fashion by taking into account the neurocognitive determinants and development of music emotion and appreciation in various subject groups, from infancy to mature adulthood. Both musically untrained as well as musically highly sophisticated people will be investigated.
The project will utilize the following up-to-date methods of human cognitive and affective neuroscience: high-resolution electroencephalogram (EEG) and magnetoencephalogram (MEG) for adult and children recordings, functional and anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI; MRI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
The project involves all leading experts of the field: University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology (Drs. Tervaniemi and Huotilainen) as the coordinator and Universities of Jyväskylä (Finland), Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy), Leipzig (Germany), and Montreal (Canada), as well as Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Academy of Technology, Stockholm; Sweden) as its partners. By these means and personnel, the project will explore:
* the neural basis of music emotions and appreciation
* the objective basis for music therapy.
Jointly, the project achievements will lay solid basis for new field of science, affective neuroscience of music.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging/magnetic resonance imaging
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
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Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project