Food & Paper: Nonlinear analysis of music-induced movement (Victor Gonzalez Sanchez)
Postdoctoral fellow at RITMO Victor Gonzalez Sanchez will give a talk on "Nonlinear analysis of music-induced movement"
In a series of studies on music-indued movement, we examine the dynamics of head sway during music listening through nonlinear methods, aiming at characterising crucial aspects of human’s perception, cognition, and sensorimotor systems.
The presentation includes an overview of nonlinear methods and results from two studies derived from the Norwegian Championship of Standstill.
Before I joined the faculty at the Department of Musicology in January 2017, I completed my PhD research in hand movement analysis at the University of Sheffield, UK. I was Graduate Teaching Assistant and Facilitator for Mechanical Engineering courses at undergraduate and master levels at the University of Sheffield. I also held a consulting intern position at Sheffield City Council's Life Long Learning Skills & Communities in a project aimed at improving employability conditions of people with learning disabilities. During my research on hand movement I was involved with the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine at the University of Sheffield. Some of my human movement research has been published in Frontiers in Bioengineering, the Journal of Motor Behavior, and the Journal of Hand Therapy, and I have had the opportunity to present my research at international biomechanics conferences since 2015. I got a Mechatronics Engineering degree and Mechanical Engineering Master's from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).