Principal Investigator Team
    Brigitte Bogert, Ph.D.
  • Doctoral student, University of Helsinki
  • Tiziana Quarto, M.A.
  • Doctoral student, University of Helsinki University and University of Bari
  • Marina Kliuchko, M.Sc.
  • Doctoral student, University of Helsinki
  • Maria Celeste Fasano, M.A.
  • Project researcher, University of Helsinki
  • Vinoo Alluri, Ph.D.
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä
  • Houra Saghafifar, B.Sc.
  • Master student, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä
Alumni Contact Information

Postal Address:
Cognitive Brain Research Unit
Institute of Behavioral Science
PO Box 9
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Office Address:
Cognitive Brain Research Unit
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Helsinki
Siltavuorenpenger 1 B
Rooms 466 and 470

Phone: +358-(0)9-19129455
Email: elvira.brattico@helsinki.fi

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Project Description

The research agenda of the Neuroaesthetics of Music Group (NMG) emerges from the realization that music is, at root, an aesthetic-emotional phenomenon. It cannot be described merely by comparison with a cognitive, rule-based system like language. The next breakthrough to understanding this phenomenon and its clinical applications relies in pinning down its neural mechanisms along with the sources of its individual variation. We also aim at revealing the domain-specific and domain-general aspects of aesthetic music processes, such as enjoyment, preference, and beauty judgments.

If you are interested in research opportunities with the NMG, please get in touch. Undergraduate students and post-docs should send a CV, transcript, a sample of writing, and a short description of why they are interested in this area of research and the time commitment they are able to make.

Funding

Our research is funded by the Academy of Finland the University of Helsinki, Aalto University School of Science, TEKES and the Gyllenberg Foundation.