Cognitive Digital Archaeomusicology: Exploring subjective perception of indigenous sacred sites using 3D VR reconstructions and eye tracking

Project Details

Description

This project brings together concepts and techniques from cognitive science, musicology, acoustics, archaeology and the study of language. Two existing research groups at the University of Helsinki join forces to investigate the role of sound (and sight) at archaeological sacred sites of indigenous peoples in the north of Finland. By digitally recreating the visual and acoustic scenes in immersive virtual reality (VR) and using naive participants and a combination of acoustic synthesis and eye tracking methodologies, we will expire quantitatively the subjective impression at the sites of "sounds emanating from the painted figures". Perception indexed by eye tracking is compared to the measured acoustics and geometric layout, to provide new insights into the significance of sound rituals at the studied sacred sites.
AcronymCDAM
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2018

Fields of Science

  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts

Activities

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Public Talks
  • 2 Types for other activities - Other

22nd Annual symposium for music scholars in Finland

Riitta Rainio (Speaker: Presenter)

7 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Fieldwork in Valkeala, Luumäki and Mäntyharju

Riitta Rainio (Participant)

30 May 20183 Jun 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

Riitta Rainio (Speaker: Chair)

6 Sep 20189 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Muinaisten äänten kertomaa/Suomen Luonto 9/2018

Riitta Rainio

15/11/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Soundscapes in sacred places/Finnish Music Quarterly 2.3.2018

Riitta Rainio

02/03/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media