ARts in Human Development Research Group

The Arts in Human Development Research Group aimed to gather neuroscientific research to raise awareness of the relationship between the arts - in particular also music -, arts education and the brain/mind and to explore the effects of the arts on human development in order to inform educational policies and arts participation strategies. Participating organizations included:

  • Centre for Music and Science, Faculty of Music, Cambridge University, UK

  • Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, University of Music, Drama and Media, Hannover, Germany

  • Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture and Learning, School of Music, University of Washington, USA

  • Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA

  • Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

  • Music Cognition Group, Department of Musicology, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe "Musikkognition und Handlung", Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

  • Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Neurobiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

  • Music Dynamics Laboratory, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA

  • Glasgow Caledonian Music Psychology Research Group, Department of Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

  • Tennenbaum Family Center for the Biology of Creativity, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA, USA

  • The Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  • Brain and Music Team, Institute of Behavioural Sciences – Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, New York, USA