Simone Dalla Bella ( Department of Cognitive Psychology, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland )


During the last two decades we have witnessed a growing interest in the relationship between music and the brain. This increased interest is linked to the general idea that music, rather than being a mere cultural product, is deeply rooted in biology. The aim of the Warsaw Workshop on Music and The Brain is to review state-of-the-art research on the relationships between musical functions and brain mechanisms, presented by leading researchers in the field.

During the first day of the Workshop (June 21st), Prof. Isabelle Peretz (International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research, BRAMS, and University of Montreal, Canada) will present a keynote lecture on the topic of music and the brain. The lecture, which will be simultaneously translated into Polish, is aimed for the general public (i.e., for everybody interested in music and the brain, without being a specialist in the field) and will provide a broad and brief introduction to the domain. Prof. Peretz's lecture is open to the public and is free of charge. Nonetheless, advance registration is required (see Registration).

In the second day of the Workshop (June 22nd), lectures regarding specific topics spanning from the neuronal underpinnings of music and speech perception to sensorimotor synchronization and vocal performance will be presented by experts in the field of Music Cognition and/or Neuropsychology of Music. These lectures are aimed for students and scientists in psychology, neuroscience, and music-related disciplines (e.g., musicology and music theory). Registration is free of charge for undergraduate and graduate students. A fee is required for participants with a Ph.D. degree (see Registration).


Simone Dalla Bella Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw (Poland)
Peter Keller Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
Isabelle Peretz International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research, Brams, and University of Montreal, Montreal (Canada)
Bruno Repp Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, Connecticut (USA)
SÚverine Samson UniversitÚ de Lille III, Lille, and La Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris (France)
Daniele Sch÷n Institut de Neurosciences Physiologiques et Cognitives, CNRS, Marseille (France)
Kate Stevens Marcs Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sidney, Sydney (Australia)
Barbara Tillmann CNRS, UniversitÚ Claude Bernard, Lyon (France)