Center for Music In The Brain (MIB)

Center leader:

Professor Peter Vuust


2015 - 2021

Application round:

8th Round

Host institution(s)

Aarhus University, Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg


52.0M DKK

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music In the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center aiming at addressing the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain processing in general.

The center employs state-of-the-art scanning methods (MR, fMRI, MEG, EEG, PET) and behavioral measures.

The MIB center is a collaboration between Aarhus University (AU) and The Royal Academy of Music (RAMA) placed at AU.

The center is based on four strands of research in music and the brain: Perception, Action, Emotion and Learning.

With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level, and a focus on clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning, with the potential to test the most prominent theories of brain function, and to influence the way we play, teach, use, and listen to music.

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