Lectures and seminars Brain & Culture lecture - Solo and duet: How the brain plays music

13-04-2023 3:00 pm Add to iCal
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Speaker: Daniela Sammler, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell, John Sennett

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Over the past 30 years, research on the neurocognition of music has gained a lot of insights into how the brain perceives music. Yet, our knowledge about the neural mechanisms of music production remains sparse. How does a musical “idea” turn into action? And how do musicians coordinate sounds and actions when they perform in groups? The present line of research isolated distinct levels of action planning in solo pianists and identified dynamically balanced mechanisms of interaction in duetting pianists using 3T fMRI and EEG. Altogether, it will become clear that solo and joint music performance relies on general principles of human cognition also found in language and everyday actions, tuned to achieve the musical perfection required on stage.


Gunnar Bjursell Affiliated to Research