Neuroaesthetics of Music and its Clinical Applications

  • Brattico, Elvira (Project manager)
  • Bogert, Brigitte (Participant)
  • Quarto, Tiziana (Participant)
  • Gold, Benjamin (Participant)

Project Details


Thanks to very recent development of the field of psychology and neuroscience of music cognition (Peretz and Zatorre, 2003), as well as music emotion (Juslin and Sloboda, 2010), solid basis for further progress in understanding the power of music exist. In the present project, the brain functions enabling us (and some individuals more than others) to enjoy and derive pleasurable effects from music will be elucidated. Furthermore, the neural and genetic foundations for adopting aesthetic enjoyment of music as an additional intervention for treatment of affective disorders, especially in adolescents, will be also be determined.
Effective start/end date01/01/201131/12/2014