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The Neurocognition of Liveness

Project description

Understanding the contextual, experiential and neurocognitive aspects of liveness

Liveness is not only important in the performing arts but also in many other aspects of daily life, such as political rallies, sporting events, virtual reality and distance learning. However, it isn’t precisely clear what makes such live experiences special. The EU-funded Neurolive project proposes that the live experience can be seen as a form of sustained entrainment in which performers’ and spectators’ minds, brains and bodies are linked. To understand how liveness is generated and experienced, the project aims to combine theoretical concepts from theatre and performance studies, artistic research in performance making, psychological experimentation and mobile neuroimaging. This will result in four live performance experiments to provide insight into what makes live experiences special.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

GOLDSMITHS' COLLEGE
Address
Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 367 046,25

Beneficiaries (3)

GOLDSMITHS' COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 367 046,25
Address
Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 002,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIOBHAN DAVIES DANCE COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 489 071,25
Address
Lion House, Red Lion Street
WC1R 4GB London
Activity type
Other