The Neurosciences and Music - VII - Fondazione Mariani

18-21 Giugno 2021

The Neurosciences and Music – VII

Connecting with music across the lifespan

Intro
In collaboration with

Center for Music in the Brain (MIB)

In partnership with
Aarhus University
Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg
Municipality of Aarhus
Visit Aarhus

The Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology announces The Neurosciences and Music – VII congress to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, from 18 to 21 June, 2021. The seventh edition of this established series will again gather the main experts from all over the world for the most important conference in the field.

The seventh edition of this established series will again gather the main experts from all over the world for the most important conference in the field.
The meeting, rescheduled from 2020 due to the pandemic, will basically maintain the original scientific program but in a hybrid format with both onsite and online attendance.
The central theme will focus on Connecting with music across the lifespan. The program will include Keynote Lectures, Symposia, Poster Sessions, and a Pre-conference Workshop.
Online participants will enjoy SYMPOSIA transmitted by video and audio in a professionally produced quality, with the option of interacting during discussions. POSTER SESSIONS will be held in interactive format, both onsite and online.

The meeting will be of interest to neuroscientists, psychologists, clinicians and professionals in the medical field, therapists, educators, musicians, musicologists, and students in each of these fields.

The conference will be co-hosted by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music In the Brain (MIB), an interdisciplinary center of excellence addressing the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain processing in general.

The whole city of Aarhus, which features a beautiful and concentrated array of unique historical and cultural venues, will be transformed into the host venue for Neurosciences and Music! Alongside the scientific program, the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg (RAMA) opens its doors to the conference and offers dedicated musical opportunities. Music will fill the air throughout the social program. High-level musical events in a variety of genres will be offered in unique settings. Jam sessions will be arranged with local musicians, inviting conference participants to join in and share their talents.

Promotion Partners
Committees
Scientific Commettee

Peter Vuust

Conference director
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University & The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg (RAMA), Aarhus

Elvira Brattico

Program coordinator
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University & The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg (RAMA), Aarhus

Eckart Altenmüller

Eckart Altenmüller
Institute for Music Physiology and Music Medicine, Hannover

Giuliano Avanzini

“C. Besta” National Neurological Institute, Milan

Shinichi Furuya

SONY Computer Science Laboratory (SONY CSL), Japan

Stefan Koelsch

University of Bergen

Nina Kraus

Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Northwestern University, Chicago

Katie Overy

Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh

Aniruddh Patel

Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Boston

Virginia Penhune

Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal

Gottfried Schlaug

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston

Mari Tervaniemi

Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Helsinki

Barbara Tillmann

Lyon Neuroscience Research Center

Hosting Organizing Committe

Bjørn Petersen, Elvira Brattico, Tina Bach Aaen Marcus Pearce, Peter Vuust

Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Department
of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University & RAMA
The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg

Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
(CFIN), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus
University

Anne Danielsen

RITMO, University of Oslo

Morten Kringelbach

Center for Music in the
Brain (MIB), Department of Clinical Medicine,
Aarhus University & RAMA The Royal Academy
of Music Aarhus/Aalborg

Scientific Advisors

Isabelle Peretz

University of Montreal, BRAMS, Canada

Robert Zatorre

McGill University, BRAMS, Montreal, Canada

Scientific Coordinator

Luisa Lopez

“Villa Immacolata”, Viterbo
University “Tor Vergata”, Rome

Program
DAY 1

11.00-13.00

Registration

13.00-13.10

Opening of session

13.10-14.25

Workshop 1
Research on music interventions in community settings – toward learning and wellbeing across the lifespan
Organizers:
Assal Habibi
University of Southern California, USA
Mari Tervaniemi
University of Helsinki, Finland
(online)

14.25-14.55

Discussion

14.55-15.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

15.15-17.00

Workshop 2
Putting music to trial: Design and progress of ongoing clinical trials on music-based interventions in neurological rehabilitation
Organizers:
Teppo Särkämö
University of Helsinki, Finland
Jennifer Grau-Sanchez
Cognition and Brain Plasticity Unit
University of Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells
Universitat de Barcelona and Institut
d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
Spain
(online)

17.00-17.30

Discussion

18.00-19.30

WELCOME RECEPTION
AT AARHUS RÅDHUS (AARHUS CITY HALL)
Rådhuspladsen 2, 8000 Aarhus

18.00-18.10

Welcome by the Municipality of Aarhus

18.10-18.30

Welcome by Mariani Foundation and Hosting Committee

18.40-19.00

Connecting with music 1
Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and Song Dance and Playing student group

Day 2

9.00-9.15

Official Welcome

09.15-10.30

Symposium 1
SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION IN MUSIC PRODUCTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Chair: Maria Herrojo Ruiz
Speakers: Maria Herrojo Ruiz, Peter Pfordresher
Giacomo Novembre, Shinichi Furuya

 

Body-brain interaction in music performance
Maria Herrojo Ruiz
Goldsmiths University of London, UK
(online)

 

Singing accuracy across the lifespan: Problems and predictors
Peter Pfordresher
University at Buffalo, USA
(online)

 

On the role of inter-brain synchronization in social interactive learning of music
Giacomo Novembre
Italian Institute of Technology, Rome, Italy
(online)

 

Somatosensory communication between the brain, body, and tool in pianists across the lifespan
Shinichi Furuya
SONY Computer Science Laboratory, Japan
(online)

10.30-12.00

POSTER SESSION 1
Area around Filuren

12.00-13.00

LUNCH
Caféen (The Café)

13.00-14.15

Symposium 2
TOWARDS A GENOMICS OF MUSICALITY
Chair: Henkjan Honing
Speakers: Isabelle Peretz, Sarah Wilson
Fredrik Ullén, Reyna L. Gordon

 

Does the speech genetic variant FOXP2 contributes to the emergence of Congenital Amusia?
Isabelle Peretz
University of Montreal, Canada
(online)

 

Investigating the heritability of singing ability in twins
Sarah Wilson
University of Melbourne, Australia
(online)

 

Gene-environment interplay in musical expertise
Fredrik Ullén
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
(on site)

 

Musical rhythm ability exhibits highly polygenic architecture: A genome-wide
association study in 606,825 individuals
Reyna L. Gordon
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
(online)

14.15-14.30

Connecting with music 2
Prof. Jim Daus Hjernoe in vocal interaction with audience

14.30-14.45

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

14.45-16.00

Symposium 3
UNIVERSALITY AND VARIABILITY OF MUSIC ACROSS THE LIFESPAN AND ACROSS CULTURES
Chair: Samuel Mehr
Speakers: Samuel Mehr, Laurel Trainor, Nori
Jacoby, Josh McDermott

A natural history of song
Samuel Mehr
Harvard University, USA and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
(online)

Universals, variability, evolution, and cultural creation in the context of musical development
Laurel Trainor
McMaster University, Canada
(online)

Universal constraints on rhythm revealed by large-scale cross-cultural comparisons of rhythm priors
Nori Jacoby
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,
Germany
(online)

Cross-cultural insights into music perception
Josh McDermott
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
(online)

16.00-16.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

16.15-17.45

Symposium 4
THE IMPACT OF LONG-TERM MUSIC INTERVENTIONS ON BEHAVIOR AND BRAIN PLASTICITY OVER THE  LIFESPAN IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS AND IN INDIVIDUALS WITH ADHD OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Chair: Gottfried Schlaug
Speakers: Peter Schneider, Annemarie Seither–
Preisler, Eckart Altenmüller/Clara James,
Christian Gold/Karsten Specht, Gottfried Schlaug

Effects of musical experience on morphology and network plasticity of the auditory brain in children and adolescents
Peter Schneider
Department of Neuroradiology and Section of Biomagnetism, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Centre for Systematic Musicology
University of Graz, Austria
Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga
Latvia
(on site)

Behavioral and neurological benefits of musical training on children and adolescents with AD(H)D and dyslexia
Annemarie Seither-Preisler
Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of
Graz, Austria
(on site)

Is it never too late?
Effects of music interventions in healthy seniors on cognitive function, motor control, listening skills, and brain plasticity in gray and white matter
Eckart Altenmüller
University of Music, Drama, and Media,
Hannover, Germany
(on site)
Clara James
School of Health Sciences Geneva, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland
HES-SO and Psychology Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland
(on site)

Discrepant results between small exploratory trials and a multinational pragmatic trial of music therapy for autism: Heterogeneity on all levels
Christian Gold
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, Bergen, Norway, and University of Vienna, Austria
(on site)
Karsten Specht University of Bergen, Norway
(online)

Randomized clinical trial of an intonationbased spoken language treatment for minimally verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gottfried Schlaug
University of Massachusetts Medical School- Baystate and Institute of Applied Life Sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
(online)

17.45-18.15

Best posters in a flash 1

19.00-22.30

CONFERENCE DINNER
AT“Centralværkstedet”
(The Railway Repair Center)
Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C

Day 3

9.00-9.10

Opening of session

09.10-10.25

Symposium 5
EXAMINING THE DEVELOPMENT AND NEURODYNAMICS OF COMPLEX MENTAL PROCESSING: WHAT CAN (AND CAN’T) WE LEARN FROM ENGAGEMENT WITH FULLLENGTH PIECES OF MUSIC
Chairs: Matthew Sachs & Petri Toiviainen
Speakers: Petri Toiviainen, Alluri Vinoo, Matthew
Sachs, Mor Regev

10.25-10.40

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

10.40-11.10

Best posters in a flash 2

11.10-12.45

POSTER SESSION 2
Gather.town – online

12.45-13.30

LUNCH
Caféen (The Café)

13.30-14.00

Connecting with music 3
El Sistema inspired children’s orchestra Musik-Sak led by Rebecca and Gabriella Fuglsig

14.00-14.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

14.15-15.00

KEYNOTE LECTURE
Predictive coding
Karl Friston
University College London, Institute ofNeurology, UK
(online)

15.00-15.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

15.15-16.30

Symposium 6
BRAIN MECHANISMS UNDERLYING MUSICAL INTERACTION AND
IMPROVISATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Chair: Virginia Penhune
Speakers: Peter Vuust, Boris Kleber, Morten
Kringelbach, Elvira Brattico
Brain dynamics of interpersonal tapping
Peter Vuust
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Aarhus
University/The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark
(on site)

Connecting with music through singing
Boris Kleber
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Aarhus University/The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/
Aalborg, Denmark
(on site)

Social interactions, pleasure of music and human flourishing
Morten Kringelbach
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Aarhus University/The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/
Aalborg, Denmark & Oxford University, UK
(on site)

The pleasure to learn and predict
Elvira Brattico
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Aarhus University/The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/
Aalborg, Denmark & University of Bari Aldo
Moro, Italy
(on site)

16.30-16.45

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

16.45-17.00

Connecting with music 4
RAMA Big Band
conducted by Professor Jens Christian Jensen

17.00-18.15

Symposium 7
TOWARDS MUSIC-BASED AUDITORY REHABILITATION FOR OLDER ADULTS
Chair: Benjamin Zendel
Speakers: Claude Alain, Frank A. Russo, Benjamin Zendel, Gavin M. Bidelman

Promoting healthy aging through music training
Claude Alain
Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre Department of Psychology and University of
Toronto, Canada
(online)

Brief choir participation mitigates auditory processing difficulties experienced by older adults living with hearing loss
Frank A. Russo
Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
(online)

Self-directed piano training improves the ability to understand speech in noisy environments in older adults
Benjamin Zendel
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
(online)

The impact of musicianship on the neural processing of speech across the lifespan
Gavin M. Bidelman
University of Memphis, USA
(online)

20.00-23.00

JAM SESSION
AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Musikhuset Aarhus (The Concert Hall Aarhus) Skovgaardsgade 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Jazz/Blues led by Mikkel Vuust (dms)
“Klubscenen” (room 226) which will be equipped with rhythm group instruments, microphones and percussion.
Rooms 222 and 224 are reserve d for spontaneous sessions (vocal or other).
Both are equipped with a grand piano.

Day 4

9.00-9.10

Opening of session

09.10-10.25

Symposium 8
The Role of Music Training on Executive Functions in Child and Adolescent Development
Chair: Jennifer Bugos
Speakers: Minna Huotilainen, Jennifer Bugos,
Franziska Degé, Daniel Müllensiefen

Music play school for every child – with language benefits: An ERP study
Minna Huotilainen
University of Helsinki, Finland
(on site)

The effects of a multimodal music training program on children’s working memory: Results of a randomized controlled trial
Jennifer Bugos
University of South Florida, USA
(on site)

The association between music lessons and specific cognitive abilities in 9- to 12-year-old children: The mediating role of executive functions
Franziska Degé
Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,
Frankfurt, Germany
(online)

Working memory, music perception skills and musical training: development during adolescence
Daniel Müllensiefen
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
University of Hamburg
University of Music, Drama, and Media,
Hannover, Germany
(on site)

10.25-10.45

Connecting with music 5
Triple bass concert, featuring Morten Ramsbøl, Bjørn Petersen, Mads Bærentzen & Peter Vuust

10.45-12.00

POSTER SESSION 3
Gather.town – online

12.00-12.45

LUNCH
Rytmisk Sal and Kammermusiksalen

12.45-14.00

Symposium 9
Music interventions for neurological and neurodegenerative disorders
Chair: Stefan Koelsch
Speakers: Noelia Martínez-Molina, Simone Dalla Bella, Séverine Samson, Stefan Koelsch

Neurological music therapy in the cognitive and neural rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury
Noelia Martínez-Molina
Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland
(online)

Rethinking rhythm training in Parkinson’s disease: Beneficial effects of a serious game across motor domains
Simone Dalla Bella
International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) and Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Canada
(online)

Music synchronisation and social interaction in Alzheimer’s disease
Séverine Samson
University of Lille and La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
(on site)

Can a singing intervention slow down brain ageing in Alzheimer’s disease?
Stefan Koelsch
Institute for Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
(on site)

14.00-14.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

14.15-15.30

Symposium 10
MUSICAL PLEASURE AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE MEMORY AND AFFECT
Chair: Robert Zatorre
Speakers: Ernest Mas-Herrero, Laura Ferreri, Pablo Ripollés, Neomi Singer

The neural mechani sms underlying musicinduced pleasure: From correlational to causal evidence
Ernest Mas-Herrero
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
(online)

From pleasure to memory: The implications of music-related reward responses in episodic memory
Laura Ferreri
Laboratoire d’Étude de Mécanismes Cognitifs (EMC), Université Lumière Lyon, Lyon, France
(online)

Enhancing memory via music-evoked pleasure
Pablo Ripollés
Department of Psychology, Music and Auditory Research Laboratory, New York University, New York, USA
(online)

Reward circuit modulation via musical neurofeedback
Neomi Singer
Sagol Brain Institute, Imaging section, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada
(online)

15.30-16.00

Connecting with music 6
A cappella choir Vocal Line led by Associate
Professor Jens Johansen

16.00-16.15

Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

16.15-17.15

Symposium 11
Emerging approaches to largescale
and longitudinal studies of the impact of music on human development in children and
adolescents
Chair: John Iversen
Speakers: Daniel Gustavson, John Iversen,
Miriam Lense
Distinct genetic and environmental
influences on musical instruments, singing and dancing in early adolescence and
associations with cognition 4 years later
Daniel Gustavson
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
TN, USA
(online)

Large-scale nested studies of the impact of music on brain and behavioral development
John R. Iversen
University of California San Diego,
La Jolla, CA, USA
(online)

Musical activities support social
engagement in young children with autism and their parents
Miriam Lense
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
(online)

17.15-17.30

Awards and announcement of the next
Neuromusic conference

17.30-18.00

General discussion and conclusions

18.30-22.00

MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS AND LIGHT SUPPERAT “Den Gamle By”
(The Old City Museum)
Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

19.30-22.00

1. Jazz at Bent J jazz bar, featuring Mikkel
Vuust, Frederik Vuust and Peter Vuust
2. Aarhus fortæller (The Aarhus Story)
800 m2 underground museum on the history of
Aarhus
3. Remember the 1970’s?
Entire neighbourhood based on the year 1974
with apartments, shops, a jazz bar and much
more.