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CFIN & MIB guest talk: Peter Keller

Prof Peter Keller from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University visits MIB.

15.05.2018 | Hella Kastbjerg

Dato man 05 nov
Tid 13:30 14:30
Sted Meeting room 5th floor, DNC Building 10G, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade 44

From sensory-motor to social influences on human interaction through music

Group music making, as in musical ensemble performance, showcases the remarkable human ability for precise yet flexible interpersonal coordination. Such interpersonal coordination requires co-performers to anticipate and adapt to each other’s action timing. While temporal anticipation and adaptation are grounded in fundamental sensory-motor mechanisms, the capacity for precise interpersonal coordination is nevertheless characterized by marked individual differences. I will present the results of studies investigating the behavioural and brain bases of these individual differences in simple sensorimotor synchronization tasks and in more naturalistic tasks involving interaction with virtual partners and real partners during joint drumming. The sources of observed individual differences are examined using a computational model that quantifies the degree to which each individual engages in temporal anticipation and adaptation. Correlations between these individual differences and aspects of personality are informative about links between basic sensory-motor mechanisms and social-cognitive processes supporting real-time interpersonal coordination.


Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study


MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, Western Sydney University


Seminar, Forskning, Alle grupper, Musicinthebrain, Musicinthebrain