Barcelona, Spain

Music and Applied Neuroscience

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

With the advent of new sophisticated neuroimaging technology providing neurological and biomedical measures of cognitive states, human responses to music are being viewed through a new lens. As a consequence of this, new knowledge is being obtained about how music is able to affect our emotions and psychological states, and how it may produce significant improvements in social, overt and agitated behaviors. This course provides an insight into this fascinating research area focusing on how music can help us to understand brain functioning, as well as how it can be used to improve medical conditions such as post-stroke disabilities, affective disorders, and autism. The topics of the course include an introduction to brain anatomy and organization, followed by a description state-of-the art neuroimaging techniques (such as fMRI, EEG, MEG), music perception and cognition, neural correlates of music and different cognitive functions, music for health and well-being, therapeutic applications of music, brain-computer (music) interfaces, and neurofeedback. The course will provide students with the opportunity to experiment first-hand with neuroimaging devices, collect EEG data and analyze them by implementing simple computer programs. The course will also include a visit to the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona to observe music being applied to improve concrete medical conditions.

Course leader

Rafael Ramírez

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior students).

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)