During the upcoming winter term, the interdisciplinary project „Language and Music in Cognition“ once again offers many interesting courses for Bachelor and Master students. Find attached an overview of all lectures and seminars, amongst others an introductory lecture series and methodological seminars discussing EEG data analysis or empirical research in linguistics.
If you wish to participate in this spring school, please apply till December 31st, 2017.
For more details, please visit our homepage (http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/36005.html?&L=1).
Event title: Spring School “Language, Music, and Cognition”
Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Dates: February 26th – March 2nd, 2018
Application Deadline: December 31st, 2017 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)
“Language, Music, and Cognition” is an international spring school held from February 26th to March 2nd, 2018 at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Participation to the spring school is free of charge.
If you are interested in participating in this spring school, please submit your application (motivation letter and CV) till December 31st, 2017.
You can find information about the application process here: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/36007.html?&L=1
This spring school provides lectures given by experts in the respective research areas including biology, psychology, neuroscience, musicology, linguistics, and computer science. Along with the lectures, there will be group work sessions and a poster session. Applicants are invited to contribute their own work to the poster session. The abstract of the poster can be also submitted via application form till December 31st, 2017.
Topics & Confirmed Lecturers:
Comparative Evolutionary Biology
Chris Petkov (Newcastle University, UK)
Constance Scharff (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Ian Cross (University of Cambridge, UK)
Kai Vogeley (University of Cologne, Germany)
Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
Barbara Höhle (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech, Language, and Communication
Sonja Kotz (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
Daniela Sammler (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany)
Computational and Biological Approaches to Language and Music
Uwe Seifert (University of Cologne, Germany)
Cedric Boeckx (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Interdisciplinary Education Program in Language and Music Cognition Research
Several lecture series, seminars, workshops and winter schools are planned at the University of Cologne!
Don’t miss those events!
Official homepage: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/34666.html?&L=1
Program (Day 1 & Day 2)
Dates: 24 April & 06 June 2015 (10:00-18:00)
Location: R. 1.416 (Alter Seminarraum)
Workshop language: German
Neuroscientific research methods have become increasingly popular in music research. Recent developments in Neuromusicology include two directions. On one hand, music is regarded as a neurocognitive system and its functional mind/brain architecture is investigated. On the other hand, brain signals (as recorded with the electroencephalogram, EEG) are used directly to generate music or more generally artistic interactions. The latter is closely related to the new field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which were originally developed to give severely paralyzed patients the ability to communicate or control devices such as artificial limbs or wheelchairs, but are also used in New Media Art. The area with a special focus on music is called „Brain-Computer Music Interfacing” (BCMI).
In this workshop, basic concepts of Neuromusicology and BCIs are introduced, which are accompanied by practical exercises on using BCIs. The contents are:
- Introduction to neuroscience (focus on EEG)
- Use of EEG in Neuromusicology
- Different approaches in BCI research
- Overview of application areas
- Video lecture about neuroscience and music therapy (tbc. Jörg Fachner)
- BCIs in artistic contexts such as New Media Art (talk and demonstration by media artist Claudia Robles)
- Hands-on sessions with Emotiv EPOC+ system
This workshop is the first step towards introducing several fields of neuroscience of music to musicology and integrating them into cognitive musicology in order to understand music as a neurocognitive system.
ATTENTION: A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
PLEASE REGISTER VIA E-MAIL!
Department of Systematic Musicology
Institute of Musicology
University of Cologne
next week on February 25-26 2014 a workshop on
will take place at the Institute of Musicology, University of Cologne, Cologne/Germany.
For more information, please visit our website (http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/19788.html) or send us email (email@example.com).
Please pass along to anyone you think would be interested in attending.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Uwe Seifert & Rie Asano
- Cedric Boeckx (ICREA, Barcelona, Spain)
- Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (Neurolinguistics, Marburg, Germany)
- W. Tecumseh Fitch (Cognitive Biology, Vienna, Austria)
- Stefan Koelsch (Biological Psychology and Music Psychology, Berlin, Germany)
- Matthias Schlesewsky (Department of English and Linguistics, Mainz, Germany)
- Barbara Tillmann, via video conference (CRNL, Lyon, France)
- Kai Vogeley (Department of Psychiatry, Cologne, Germany)
Further discussants are invited.
The list of confirmed discussants will be updated on this homepage.
Institute of Musicology
Raum 1.416 (Alter Seminarraum)
Universität zu Köln
Begin: Tuesday, February 25 2014 at 9:30 am
End: Wednesday, February 26 2014 in the late afternoon
Organizer: Rie Asano & Uwe Seifert
It would help us if you could send a short e-mail if you are interested in visiting our workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short description of the workshop:
Cedric Boeckx initiated a new research program in biolinguistics called “comparative biolinguistics” (see his “Exploratory Workshop on Comparative Biolinguistics” and e.g. Benítez-Burraco & Boeckx, 2013).
On February 25-26, 2014, we are planning a workshop for two days to explore how that program might be adapted to music research (which, then, might be called “comparative biomusicology”).
The main aims of the workshop are to discuss:
1) The role and relation of theory and empirical research in such a comparative research program.
2) How results from comparative language-music research might be related. Comparative research includes within-species comparisons such as (developmental) disorders, different cognitive systems (e.g. language, music, and motor cognition) and cultural variations as well as between-species comparisons (e.g. birds, mammalians, non-human primates, and humans).
3) The role and relation of proximate and ultimate analysis in investigating the cognitive systems language and music.
In general, we are interested to discuss from the point of view of linguistics (Cedric Boeckx), cognitive musicology (Uwe Seifert & Rie Asano), cognitive biology (W. Tecumseh Fitch), cognitive neuroscience and social cognition (Kai Vogeley), Cognitive Neuroscience and language (Matthias Schlesewsky & Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky) and cognitive neurocscience and psychology (Barbara Tillmann – via video conference) how, then, both programs might enhance each other and which strategies might be shared theoretically and empirically.
The first volume of Studies in Cognitive Musicology ed. by U. Seifert (University of Cologne) has been published!
This series focuses on the broad thematic and methodological fields relating to musicology. “Musicology has to cope with transdisciplinary challenges: In the 21st century linguistics, philosophy, cognitive neurosciences and psychology, information and media technology, biological anthropology and other disciplines have become increasingly interested in music research introducing new concepts, questions, methods and technologies for investigating music.” SysMus11, an international student conference of systematic musicology, was held in Cologne, 2011. This conference included several themes and approaches mentioned above to discuss about the nature of music. The proceeding Under Construction: Trans- and Interdisciplinary Routes in Music Research ed. by J. Wewers and U. Seifert introduces this new series.
For more information, please visit the publisher homepage (epOs-Music):