“Musical training and empathy positively impact adults’ sensitivity to infant distress”
CFIN researcher and head of the Music In the Brain research group, Peter Vuust has just received funding – up to DKK 52 mio – from The Danish National Research Foundation for a new Center of Excellence.
“Intact brain processing of musical emotions in autism spectrum disorder, but more cognitive load and arousal in happy vs. sad music.”
Peter Vuust will be playing several gigs during Aarhus JazzFestival 2014 in July. Check out his entire program here…
In a program with participation from Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barosso, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, ESOF 2014 Champion, Professor Klaus Bock, President of EuroScience, Professor Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Editor-in-chief at Sciences et A venir, Dominique Leglu, Peter Vuust gave a short talk entitled “Why do we have music” and played a song from his album September Song with singer Veronica Mortensen and pianist Henrik Gunde.
Throughout the past decade, solid biomedical and psychological evidence is beginning to emerge, demonstrating the beneficial effects of music for a variety of somatic and psychiatric disorders, and for improving general well-being in healthy individuals. In this white paper, we describe the brain mechanisms through which music exerts these effects, and review the evidence concerning music applications for a range of somatic and psychiatric disorders and for improving well-being in healthy individuals. read more …
“From Vivaldi to Beatles and back: predicting brain responses to music in real time.”
In a collaboration with publishing firm Systime, researchers from CFIN have just published a new book for high school (gymnasie) students about brain reseach. The new book is in Danish and entitled: Hjernen – fra celle til samfund.
The english magazine Wired features an article based on CFIN research “Capturing the musical brain with Lasso: Dynamic decoding of musical features from fMRI data” by Toiviainen P, Alluri V, Brattico E, Wallentin M, Vuust P, Published in Neuroimage Nov 19 2013.
In cooperation with the Danish guitarist, Per Christian Frost, Peter Vuust set up the commemoration of the founding of the university 85 years ago. A memorable evening at Musikhuset Aarhus staring Annisette, Fallulah, Steffen Brandt, Cæcilie Norby, Per Vers and Veronica Mortensen among others.