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Tuning the brain for music

Objective

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

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NEST-PATH
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
University Of Helsinki
Finland

Participants (5)

KUNGL TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ
Finland
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
Jyväskylä
UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
Leipzig
UNIVERSITÀ VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE
Italy
Address
Via Olgettina 58
Milan
UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
Canada
Address

Montreal