Webinar with Fredrik Ullén Monday 1st November: “Growing Up in Academia”

Date and time: Monday 1st November at 18.00 Place: online webinar (see link below) Speaker: Fredrik Ullén, Director of the Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? Growing Up in Academia is a conversation series …

Culture and Brain Seminar November 15th at 13.00 “Thinking bodies and moving brains: Exploring what neuroscience and AI can teach us about dance” with Emily Cross

We are pleased to announce the return of the Brain and Culture seminar series on November 15th with Professor Emily Cross from Glasgow University. Date and time: 15th November at 13.00 Title: Thinking bodies and moving brains: Exploring what neuroscience and AI can teach us about dance Speaker: Professor Emily Cross, Glasgow University Location: …

Participate in an anonymous online study from KI about why we engage in music and other cultural activities

You are invited to participate in an anonymous online study from KI about why we engage in music and other cultural activities. The online study consists of sections containing questions about your psychological well-being, musical activities, social contacts and personality. Please note that this study is in Swedish only Contact information Prof. …

KI Culture Day 2021 November 10th – Lose Yourself in Dance. Art & Science in Motion

Date and time: 10th November 15.00-17.00 Location: live streaming (see link below) Welcome to KI Culture Day 2021! This year's event will held at the Medical Students’ Union (MF) with live internet streaming. The KI Culture Day is a unique combination of popular scientific lectures and cultural entertainment. Confirmed participants Ole Petter Ottersen, …

Brain and Culture lecture December 1st with Guido Orgs

Speaker: Guido Orgs, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London Date: December 1st Place and time: t.b.c Abstract Dance is an inherently social art form in which at least one person moves while another person watches. The aesthetic appreciation of dance is linked to the expression of emotions and intentions through the human body, …

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 …

Research in focus: Trait Empathy Shapes Neural Responses Toward Sad Music

Individuals with a predisposition to empathize engage with sad music in a compelling way, experiencing overall more pleasurable emotions. However, the neural mechanisms underlying these music-related experiences in empathic individuals are unknown. The present study published in Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, tested whether dispositional empathy modulates neural responses to …

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. …

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