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International Summer School on Musical Understanding in Sheffield, UK

Dear Auditory List members,

I'm writing to tell you about the Summer School, which we will host in Sheffield in July (below). Please email MMM_SummerSchool@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for further enquiries, and not this email address.

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 information:
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