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MIB Guest Talk: Dr. Suvi Saarikallio

The Center for Music in the Brain is happy to host Dr. Suvi Saarikallio from Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland in a talk titled: "Music as emotional competence"

2015.11.26 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Date Tue 01 Dec
Time 11:00 11:45
Location CFIN/MIB meeting room, 5th floor, AUH building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C.

Center for Music in the Brain guest talk w. Dr. Suvi Saarikallio Adjunct Professor of Psychology of Music, Depart-ment of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Music as emotional competence


Music can be considered as a forum for emotional competence. In my recent work I have been aim-ing to identify the core health-relevant components of this competence (e.g. recognition, expression, aware-ness, embodiment, sharing & self-regulation of emotion in music). Methodologically, my research involves motion capture, psychometric measures, listening tests, physiological measures (HRV), and neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI). In the talk I will discuss music-related emotional competence as an explanatory mechanism for how and why music relates to adolescent wellbeing, and present examples of my recent findings of how pat-terns of musical responding & engagement relate to adolescent symptomatology (conduct problems, depres-sion) as well as general emotionality & mental health (emotion regulation, positive affect, empathy).


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