Course C289/02 Aarhus Summer School in Music Neuroscience

ECTS: 3.2

Course leader: Elvira Brattico

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: ClinFO

Course fee: 3,840.00 DKK

Max seats: 40

Applicants: 26

Status: Course is finished

Semester: Spring 2021

Application deadline: 26/05/2021

Start date: 14/06/2021

Administrator: Annette Poulsen

Course changed to online

Due to Covid-19 the course has been changed to online teaching

Title: Aarhus Summer School in Music Neuroscience

Reg.no: C289/02

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2021.

Criteria for participation: University degree in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, musicology, nursing, biomedical engineering and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The main goal of this online course is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the specialized field of music neuroscience, including the principal theoretical frameworks, current findings, and methodological tools.

Learning outcomes: The course provides the students with a fundamental overview of the trends and methodologies concerning research in the field of music and the brain. Moreover, it prepares the students to take an interdisciplinary approach to research questions. First, by training them to understand and use different research methods. Then, to develop a desirable attitude for successful creative interactions in research teams. Finally, the students will attain basic practical experience in at least one novel research method and learn how to implement a feasible research plan within the field of music neurosciences.

To obtain credits students will be required to write a learning diary at the end of each day of the course. They will submit the final learning diary of the whole course as the last assignment at the fourth day. The Course leader will read the diaries and decide upon credit assignment.

Content: The course is based on online lectures by national and international experts in the field. The students will be provided with literature and video material selected by the instructors prior to the course, in order to achieve a similar knowledge base across participants. During the course, the students will actively interact with the teachers and with each other during poster sessions, demo and hands-on sessions aimed at familiarizing them with experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation, thereby translating to concrete examples the knowledge acquired during the course. The program will be a mix between lectures on main topics in music neurosciences, covering main findings and theoretical frameworks to illustrate the variety of experimental designs and methodologies and modules consisting of hands-on demos and guided instructions in data analysis using state-of-the-art software platforms. The students are also offered the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas in the form of posters to the relevant teachers during the school days.

Recommended knowledge for participation: Basic biology, neuropsychology and neuroscience. Target audience are international students at doctoral or master’s level. Their topic of interest should be revolving around behavioral and brain science associated with music and sound cognition.

Language: English

Course organizers: Professor Elvira Brattico (Director), Assistant Professor Bjørn Petersen, Assistant Professor Boris Kleber.

Teachers: Professor David Huron (Ohio State University, USA), Professor Robert Zatorre (McGill University, Canada), Professor Virginia Penhune (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, Canada), Dr. Boris Kleber (Aarhus University, DK), Prof. Simone Dalla Bella (McGill University, Canada), Professor Maria Herrojo Ruiz (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Professor Morten Kringelbach (Aarhus University, DK/University of Oxford, UK).

Tutors from Aarhus University: Dr Kira Jespersen, Dr Cecilie Møller, Dr Jan Stupacher, Dr Massimo Lumaca, Dr Ole Heggli,  Dr Alexandre Celma Miralles, Dr Niels Haumann, Dr Leonardo Bonetti, Dr Henrique Fernandes, Dr David Quiroga Martinez.

Time and date: 14 – 17 June 2021 from approx. 8:30 - 17:00

Venue: Online teaching on Zoom

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 14 June 2021 09:00 - 18:30
  • 15 June 2021 08:00 - 18:00
  • 16 June 2021 08:00 - 18:00
  • 17 June 2021 08:00 - 18:00