Professor Morten Kringelbach has been appointed Erel Shalit Carlsberg Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Queen’s College in Oxford. With the special professorship, Kringelbach will lead an interdisciplinary neuro-scientific center at college funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the American Pettit Foundation. The new center, called the Center for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, will study “the good life” in close collaboration with the Center of Excellence Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University, where Professor Kringelbach is a principal investigator.
On January 29, 2020, Morten Kringelbach, professor and principal investigator at the DNRF’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University, took up the post as Erel Shalit Carlsberg Foundation Research Fellow at the Queen’s College in Oxford. The special professorship was established with funds from the Carlsberg Foundation and the American Pettit Foundation, which contributed 1 million British pounds each. With the professorship, Kringelbach will be head the center, which will study neuroscience, with a focus on so-called eudaimonia – the life well-lived – in close collaboration with MIB.
”Understanding the life well-lived was one of the main interests of the late Erel Shalit and requires the kind of careful interdisciplinary research which has always been a hallmark of the Carlsberg Foundation. Throughout its history, the Queen’s College has supported interdisciplinary research, and I am delighted that the Pettit and Carlsberg Foundations have chosen to generously support this new and exciting endeavor,” said Professor Kringelbach.
The new interdisciplinary center, called the Center for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, will research behavioral neuroscience and create new international research networks as well as initiating collaborations between a wide range of disciplines, including neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, social science, physics, biology, and anthropology.