Wednesday, December 19, 2012

International Summer School in Sheffield: Call for participation

Dear all

The Music Mind Machine research center, Department of Music, the
University of Sheffield, will host coming July (8th-11th) an
International Summer School on Musical Understanding: Philosophical,
Psychological and Neuroscientific approaches.

Confirmed speakers are Corrado Sinigaglia (University of Milan); Katie
Overy (University of Edinburgh); Tuomas Eerola (University of
Jyväskylä); Nikki Dibben and Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield).

The Summer school will focus on:

1) Interdisciplinary approach to musical understanding
2) Mirror neurons and the enactive aspects of musicality
3) Emotional feedback in musical experience

What phenomenological experiences are connected to musical engagement
and understanding? What is the role of the bodily motor knowledge in
the sense-giving process of musical comprehension? What faculties
underlie musical understanding and how are these reflected in
neuroscientific and psychological findings?

The summer school will investigate musical understanding from
philosophical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives and will
address the raised questions through presentations, discussions,
reading groups, and analysis of empirical work conducted before and
during the summer school. The aim of the school is to provide an
opportunity to engage with cutting edge research, interact with
leading academics and participate actively in debate, research design,
analysis and presentation.

Open to graduate students with a clear interest and some prior
experience with psychology of music.
We would be most grateful if you could circulate this email among your
colleagues and students.

Please have a look at the official Summer School's webpage for further

Thank you very much for your time and consideration

All the very best

The International Summer School on Musical Understanding Committee
(A. Schiavio, Y. Arthurs, S. Bramley, T. Veltri, Dr. N. Dibben and Dr.
R. Timmers)
Department of Music, University of Sheffield
34, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD