Exploring the musical nature of human interaction
Humans display a natural predisposition to communicate through music. What are the cognitive and neuro-biological origins of such innate capacity? The EU-funded MUSICOM project will address this question by examining how humans instinctively communicate through movement. The project will examine the behaviour and brain activity of laypeople making music, and lay listeners responding to it, in real-time and interactive scenarios. It will use a validated novel experimental device that will allow everyone to make music and selectively control three fundamental musical features: rhythm, pitch and volume. The findings will improve our overall understanding of how we view and study music, shifting from an elite activity to a communicative predisposition accessible to everyone.
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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