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KI Culture Day 2022 – Pro-Creation in Art and Science

The KI Culture Day is the annual celebration of the fertile link between medical science and culture. It is a unique combination offering popular science and cultural entertainment, including talents studying/working at KI, science at KI, as well as invited guests. The venue is the Medical Students’ Union (MF). We …

Arts and Public Health — Daisy Fancourt video interview

Daisy Fancourt on the effect arts have on our well-being, the correlation between reading fiction and health behavior and how arts can treat chronic pain and mental health problems like depression and dementia. Her studies are based on empirical data from large scale national public data (so called cohort studies), …

In focus: McMaster Institute for Music & the Mind

The McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers including psychologists, neuroscientists, music theorists, musicians, dancers, media artists, mathematicians, kinesiologists, health scientists, and engineers. At the institute, scientists, researchers, and musicians study questions about the physical structure, evolution, neural processing, performance, and perception of music, …

Non musicians wanted for a pilot study about piano training

Fredrik Ulléns group are looking for non musicians to help develop a method to study skill development with the help of piano training. Please note that this study is entirely in Swedish   Mer information om denna studie på Svenska (pdf)

Video from KI Culture Day 2021 – Lose Yourself in Dance. Art & Science in Motion

KI Culture Day 2021 "Lose Yourself in Dance Art & Science in Motion" took place at MF on November 10th Watch the first part of the video recording from the day on the link below   KI President Ole Petter Ottersen introduces the afternoon by discussing the importance of culture and science, and …

The role of the brain as a prediction machine when listening to musical phrases

A new study from Aarhus University in Denmark sheds new light on the brain’s capacity to predict musical phrases. Assistant Professor and AIAS fellow Niels Chr. Hansen documents that research participants experience musical phrases in a similar way to spoken sentences. The prediction process occurs when the musical phrase ends …

International operatic soprano Renée Fleming discusses the NIH Sound Health initiative at the Lake Nona Impact Forum

“There are clear scientific benefits for music and arts in health"(Renée Fleming) “We want to create well being rather than just treat disease” (Renée Fleming)   International operatic soprano Renée Fleming held a session at the virtual Lake Nona Impact Forum earlier this year entitled Arts and Health as Prescriptions for the Future. …

Your Brain on Music: Why We Love It, Why We Create It, and Why It’s The Antidote to Our Uncertain Future

A new lecture series is presented by the John Hopkins University. Each week will consist of an interactive short lecture followed by class discussion. Occasional recommended readings will be shared via email the week prior to class. See the link below for this weeks lecture and a list of prerecorded …

The U.K. National Centre for Creative Health is launched

A new centre, which aims to promote creativity for healthy lives, has just been launched in the United Kingdom. The National Centre for Creative Health was formed as a result of the U.K. government’s Creative Health report, which stresses the importance of the arts on health and well being. Research shows …

Welcome to the ‘Music and Personality’ experiment, conducted by Prof. Glenn Schellenberg with colleagues at the University of Lisbon!

Find out more about your personality and musical talent! Welcome to the 'Music and Personality' experiment! The aim of this study is to explore how musical abilities are associated with personality, nonmusical abilities, formal music training, and informal musical activities (e.g., listening, attending concerts). The experiment takes around 45 minutes …

Grant for 5.6 million SEK from The Swedish Research Council

Fredrik Ullén's group at the Centre for Culture Cognition and Health have received a grant for 5.6 million SEK from The Swedish Research Council for research about learning processes, using piano playing as a model. The project is in collaboration with Martin Lövdén at the centre, colleagues at the Max …

Interview with Assal Habibi – education promotes neurological changes in the brain

Assal Habibi discusses her research into how music education promotes neurological changes in the brain. The interview is conducted at the Edinburgh Culture Summit 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qJ7VEAw7mU

NIH Sound and Health intitiative -which projects were financed?

The American public health department NIH has recently financed the Sound Health Intitiative for 20 Million Dollars. The intitiative aims to research the potential of music in the treatment of a wide spectrum of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Which projects have been financed? Below is a list with a short …