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MIB guest talk: Mari Tervaniemi

We are happy to host Research Director Mari Tervaniemi who is visiting MIB and will give a talk.

09.10.2019 | Hella Kastbjerg

Dato tor 12 dec
Tid 14:30 15:30
Sted CFIN & MIB meeting room, 01A-0-12, Building 1A, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C


Music, learning, and development – what MMN can tell us and what it can’t.


Auditory learning begins already during the fetal period. Yet, how much auditory learning occurs during childhood and adolescence and, importantly, how much it can be facilitated by music training is under current investigations. In my talk, I will provide recent evidence about the effects of music training on auditory cognition as indexed by mismatch negativity – MMN. In several longitudinal paradigms, we have collected data in children between 2 and 6 years of age (Study 1) and in school-aged children between 7 and 15 years (Study 2). The results indicate that music activities can improve auditory change detection in various ways, however, these improvements are not observed in all study paradigms. I will also discuss whether transfer effects on general cognition can be seen as a consequence by music training.

Arrangement, Forskning, Alle grupper, Musicinthebrain, Musicinthebrain, Seminar