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How musical rhythm moves humans: functional mechanisms of entrainment and perception-action coupling

Project description

Understanding the brain processes behind perception and body movement to musical rhythm

Humans show a remarkable ability to perceive and produce musical rhythm, but the brain mechanisms behind this behavior remain unknown. An outstanding hypothesis is that the activity of auditory and motor brain regions is tightly coupled. This coupling would explain that we are spontaneously entrained to move to musical rhythm, and in turn that body movement can change the way we hear a rhythm. The ERC-funded Rhythm and Brains project aims to uncover these brain mechanisms by combining concepts and methods of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Results will shed light on the brain mechanisms ruling human perception and movement, and aim to inform clinical practices using rhythm to probe and improve the function of sensory-motor networks after brain damage.

Host institution

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 494 900,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 494 900,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 494 900,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

See on map

Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 494 900,00