10 nov 2016 – Stefan Koelsch

Publicerat Earlier lectures, Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan

Brain correlates of music-evoked emotions

Öppen föreläsning med Stefan Koelsch, professor i musikpsykologi vid Universitetet i Bergen
10 november kl 15:00, Anderas Vesalius, Karolinska

Abstract | Music is a universal feature of human societies, partly owing to its power to evoke
strong emotions and influence moods. During the past decade, the investigation of the
neural correlates of music-evoked emotions has been invaluable for the understanding of
human emotion. Functional neuroimaging studies on music and emotion show that music
can modulate activity in brain structures that are known to be crucially involved in emotion,
such as the amygdala, nucleus accumbens, hypothalamus, hippocampus, insula, cingulate
cortex and orbitofrontal cortex. The potential of music to modulate activity in these
structures has important implications for the use of music in the treatment of psychiatric and
neurological disorders.