New face at MIB: Jan Stupacher

New postdoc investigates neural correlates and prosocial effects of intra- and inter-individual entrainment to musical rhythm.

14.06.2018 | Hella Kastbjerg

Jan Stupacher’s academic path has been driven by his fascination with cognitive and social backgrounds of rhythm perception and production, groove, and entrainment. This path started in 2006, when he began his study of psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and continued with an internship (2010) and diploma thesis project (2011) in the Music Cognition and Action research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Guided by these interests, Jan continued to study the perception of musical rhythm during his doctoral studies in Psychology at the Section Neuropsychology, University of Graz, Austria, which he completed in December 2017. Between 2015 and 2017, Jan was also a fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and received funding for his project “Auditory-motor interactions in music perception: Neural correlates and social effects of rhythmic entrainment”.

During his 3-year postdoc at Center for Music in the Brain, Jan will compare and contrast neural, physiological, and social levels of entrainment to musical rhythm based on EEG, MEG, fMRI, and behavioral measures.

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