Free Electives

Modul PY3215-KP04

Music and the Brain (MaB)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), psychology, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), psychology, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • PY3215-S: Music and the Brain (seminar, 2 SWS)
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 90 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • Special musical abilities: synesthesia and perfect pitch
  • Deficits in musical perception and processing: amusia and musical anhedonia
  • Motor control while making music and corresponding movement disorders (focal dystonia)
  • Therapeutic use of music
  • Music performance anxiety and mental health in musicians
  • Music and memory, attention, and emotion
  • The students gain knowledge in perception, processing, production of music in humans
  • They gain the ability to present scientific and clinical results, as well as the critical discussion about research and publications
  • The students receive competences in personal development, especially regarding the communication and cooperation in a team by structured work in small groups with different backgrounds of profession
Grading through:
  • presentation
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Daniel S. Scholz
  • externe Referent*innen
  • English, except in case of only German-speaking participants

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- Successful seminar design in groups of 3 or 4 as specified at the beginning of the semester

Module Exam(s):
- PY3215-L1: Music and the Brain, presentation, 100% of the (non-existent) module grade

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