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MIB guest talk: Jessica Grahn

Center for Music in the Brain is proud to present Dr Jessica Grahn from Western University Ontario in a talk on rhythm and the brain

18.05.2016 | Hella Kastbjerg

Dato man 06 jun
Tid 13:00 14:00
Sted Meeting room 5th floor, building 10G, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus


Rhythm and the brain: the role of neural motor areas in rhythm and timing


Moving to musical rhythm is an instinctive, often involuntary activity, but how does the brain produce this behaviour? In this talk I will describe how perception of musical rhythms activates motor brain areas even when no overt movement is made. I will discuss brain stimulation studies that attempt to tease apart the role of particular motor areas, such as the basal ganglia, cerebellum, and premotor cortex, in rhythm perception. I will also consider behavioural and fMRI studies of individual differences in rhythmic ability, examining how motor and auditory activity relate to important behavioural components of rhythm ability.

Forskning, Alle grupper, Health