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Provisional program updated on 9 June 2021

 DAY 
Friday, 18 June 2021
Lille Sal
Musikhuset Aarhus (The Concert Hall Aarhus) - Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C

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 
Organizers:
Assal Habibi
University of Southern California, USA
Mari Tervaniemi
University of Helsinki, Finland
(online)
Speakers:
Gunter Kreutz
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; Germany
Frank A. Russo
Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
(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 Mayor of Aarhus

18.10-18.30
Welcome by Mariani Foundation and local host committee

18.40-19.00
Connecting with music 1
Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and Song, Dance and Playing student group

 

 DAY 2 
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Lille Sal
Musikhuset Aarhus (The Concert Hall Aarhus) - Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C

9.00-9.15
Official Welcome

09.15-10.30
SYMPOSIUM 1
SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION IN MUSIC PRODUCTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
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 genomewide association study in 606,825 individual
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, Anne Marie 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
Anne Marie 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
Eckhart 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
(online)
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)

17.45-18.00
Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

18.00-18.30
Best posters in a flash

19.00-22.30
CONFERENCE DINNER AT “Centralværkstedet” (The Railway Repair Center)
Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C

 

 DAY 3 
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Lille Sal
Musikhuset Aarhus (The Concert Hall Aarhus) - Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C

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 FULL-LENGTH PIECES OF MUSIC
Chair: Matthew Sachs & Petri Toiviainen
Speakers: Petri Toiviainen, Alluri Vinoo, Matthew Sachs, Mor Regev

Using music to probe the neural mechanisms of emotions and their dynamics
Matthew Sachs
Center for Science and Society, Columbia University, USA
(online)

Content-specific neural patterns in auditory cortices during imagery of music
Mor Regev
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
(online)

Investigating neural effects of musical training using dynamic, modelfree naturalistic paradigms
Vinoo Alluri
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
(online)

Functional dynamics of neural networks for beat processing
Petri Toiviainen
Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research, University of Jyväskylä
(online)

10.25-10.40
Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

10.40-11.10
Best posters in a flash

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
RAMA Big Band conducted by Professor Jens Christian Jensen

14.00-14.15
Coffee break
Caféen (The Café)

14.15-15.00
Keynote lecture
Predictive Coding
Karl Friston
Institute of Neurology, University College London, 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
(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
(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 & Oxford University
(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
El Sistema inspired children’s orchestra Musik- Sak led by sisters Rebecca and Gabriella Fuglsig

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, USA
(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) - Thomas Jensens Allé 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 reserved for spontaneous sessions (vocal or other). Both are equipped with a grand piano.

 

 DAY 4 
Monday, 21 June 2021
Lille Sal
Musikhuset Aarhus (The Concert Hall Aarhus) - Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C

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
(online)

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 Hamburg and 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
(online)

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 mechanisms underlying music-induced 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 2, 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 LARGE-SCALE AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF MUSIC ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Chair: John Iversen
Speakers: Dan 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
Dan Gustavson
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
(online)

Large-scale nested studies of the impact of music on brain and behavioral development
John 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, USA
(online)

17.15-17.30
Awards and announcement of Neuromusic 2023

17.30-18.00
General discussion and conclusions

18.30-22.00
MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS AND LIGHT SUPPER
AT “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 story of Aarhus
  3. Remember the 1970’s?
    Entire neighbourhood based on the year 1974 with apartments, shops, a jazz bar and much more.

 

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