Music and brain

General description

Making music and listening to music is one oft the most complex human activities. In the brain, sensory-motor networks, auditory regions, visual perception, and emotions are involved. It is known since two decades, that musician’s brain differ from non-musician’s. Music induced neuroplasticity leads to more efficient networking in the brain, to optimized perceptive and executive functions, even to enlargements of certain brain regions involved in the respective tasks.

Our aim is to understand the rules of neuroplasticity and to investigate, how we can positively influence sensory-motor training processes in healthy musicians. Furthermore we want to exploit the potential of music induced neuroplasticity in neurorehabilitation.

 

Research projects

 

Contact persons

  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Altenmüller

    Professor für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin, Direktor Institut für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin (IMMM), Vizepräsident Wissenschaft

    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
    Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover
    Schiffgraben 48

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-553
    eckart.altenmueller@hmtm-hannover.de
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Last modified: 2017-03-13

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