01. August 2022

Creative on the piano

How does creativity develop when playing the piano? Within the framework of an exciting neuroscientific research project, we would like to get to the bottom of this question.

Pianists, professional or in training, are invited to participate. This study consists of two sessions that both take place at our institute. In the first session, you will perform some tasks and fill in some questionnaires. These are related to your musical ability and background. During the second session, you will hear a short melody several times and will be asked to play a short piano improvisation to it each time. This will be repeated with different melodies. Each session is about one hour long, so two hours in total. Participation will be compensated with 15 EUR per half hour; total compensation will be 60 euros.

Participation requirements

  • Age of 18 years or older
  • Pianist in training or with completed, formal training
  • no neurological diseases
  • no hearing impairment
  • basic knowledge of English

Are you interested? To register, please write to us at improvisation.prj@ae.mpg.de.


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