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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 …

Save the date: final conference on Zoom for Humans Making Music programme on the 10th December

There will be a final conference for the Humans Making Music programme in the morning on the 10th December via Zoom, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. More details of the programme to follow, please save the date!  

This year’s Rolf Schock Music Prize winner György Kurtág plays Mozart

This year's Rolf Schock Music Prize winner György Kurtág (94) plays Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 576 - II. Adagio View the video on YouTube

Grant for 1.2 M SEK from Hjärnfonden

Fredrik Ullén's group in The Centre for Culture, Cognition and Health has received a grant from Hjärnfonden for research relating to neural markers for learning, where a piano melody is used as a model to understand how the brain learns new skills. Hjärnfonden’s support is especially appreciated during a time …

Take part in our new study: Cultural Activities and Psychological Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This project aims to discover how our participation in cultural and leisure activities has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also want to investigate the importance of such participation for psychological well-being during the pandemic. The project is an anonymous online survey and everyone over 18 years old is welcome …

Gunnar Bjursell writes the intro lyrics to Håkan Hellström’s song “Bit dig i läppen”

Photo: Wikipedia Pop singer Håkan Hellström has chosen to use an introduction written by Gunnar Bjursell from the Centre for Culture, Cognition and Health in his song “Bit dig i läppen”. The introduction is about the healing power of music. Håkan has expressed an interest in the work carried out by …

Music and Mind Live: Renée Fleming interviewed online in a new series from the Kennedy Centre

Photo: Wikipedia Renée Fleming, who recently received the Isadore Rosenfelt advocacy Award, is one of the experts in music and health featured in an interview by Dr. Vivek Murthy in a new online series from the Kennedy Center. It is important that dialogue and culture is kept alive during the Corona virus …

Using a cappella to explain speech and music specialization

A recent study suggests humans have developed complementary neural systems in each hemisphere for auditory stimuli. Speech and music are two fundamentally human activities that are decoded in different brain hemispheres. The study used a unique approach to reveal why this specialization exists. Researchers at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of …

Postponed: Sickness in Art, Science and Music – an evening at Thielska Art Gallery

The Centre for Culture, Cognition and Health's evening in collaboration with Thielska Gallery entitled Sickness in Art, Science and Music, exhibited with the gallery's Edvard Munch collection has regrettably been postponed. This is unfortunate, but we are hoping to hold this event at a later date so please check this …

An Interview with Ingemar Ernberg

The cultural brain initiative will quell the traditional mistrust that exists between scientist and humanists, says Ingemar Ernberg, chairman of the Cultural Council at Karolinska Institutet. Read this interview by Håkan Lindgren in Swedish on the link below. Interview with Ingemar Ernberg (in Swedish)

Töres Theorell’s new book Gäst hos vetenskapen is now available

Töres Theorell is well known to everyone interested in culture and health, he is currently Sweden's leading stress researcher. Töres's new scientific self biography Gäst hos vetenskapen is a highly recommended read! Find Töres Thorell's Gäst hos vetenskapen at bokus.com