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
See other projects for this call
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
WC1E 6BT London