11. May 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. During an appointment at our institute you will hear a short melody several times and will be asked to do a short piano improvisation to it. This will be repeated with different melodies. The session will last about 1 to 1.5 hours, including a questionnaire about your musical background. Participation will be compensated with 15 EUR per half hour, so in total participants will receive       45 EUR.

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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