Seminaris del doctor Boris Kleber al Màster Universitari en Cognició i Evolució Humana

Aquest dijous i divendres, 22 i 23 de març, el doctor Boris Kleber impartirà dos seminaris adreçats a alumnes de postgrau en el Màster Universitari en Cognició i Evolució Humana.

El primer seminari, «Interactions between music training and brain development», es realitzarà dijous, 22, a les 12 hores al Seminari de Psicologia de l’edifici Guillem Cifre de Colonya.

«Learning to play music requires more complex multimodal skills than most other daily life activities. As a result,musical training has been described as a useful model for describing how the human brain changes at the functional and anatomical levels as a consequence of complex skill development. This presentation will give you an overview about how musical training may affect the human brain and other behaviors. However, while the aforementioned effects have mostly been described as beneficial, maladaptive neural plasticity may also occur. Our discussion may therefore focus on the general question when musical practice may be considered a healthy activity in amateur and professional musicians.»


El segon seminari, anomenat «Interactions between music training and brain development 2», es farà divendres, 23, a les 10 hores al Seminari de Psicologia de l’edifici Guillem Cifre de Colonya.

«Describing the neural processes underlying human vocalizations helps scientists to understand how we acquire and maintain accurate speech and song production. This knowledge is useful to inform applied research related to vocal rehabilitation. However, while previous studies have focused predominantly on auditory and motor regions, this focus h as recently shifted towards understanding the dynamic interactions between different sensorimotor faculties and how they change with practice and expertise. Practice related effects can be described within existing theoretical framework of predictive coding, which corresponds to mechanisms the brain employs for constructing future states of the motor system in order to generate motor commands from desired effects. This process involves a transition from sensory feedback to feedforward based motor control. Once the latter has been sufficiently tuned, feedback is mainly used to update and refine the forward model when the actual and expected sensory consequences don’t match. This part of the course will first outline the brain’s basic hierarchies underlying vocal control, how the senses help shaping motor accuracy, and how we can use neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods to detect experience-dependent effects in the brain. »


El doctor Boris Kleber és professor al Center for Music in the Brain del Departament de Medicina Clínica de la Universitat d’Aarhus de Dinamarca.

Els seminaris han estat subvencionats pel Programa Santander d'Impuls i Internacionalització per a Estudis de Postgrau de la Universitat de les Illes Balears, convocatòria 2017-18.

Data de publicació: 21/03/2018