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Interaction and pleasure

What are the processes and phenomena underlying rhythmic interaction and action, and the affective outcomes of these processes?

About our research

We seek to understand why rhythms make us move, and how rhythm facilitates entrainment and interaction. We also explore the affective and social outcomes of such processes. We also study the experience of absorption in music listening and performance, music-related effort and skilled action, as well as the dynamics of music-evoked pleasure.

Method

We use a multitude of different methods – both quantitative and qualitative – including behavioural experiments, motion capture, eye-tracking, phenomenology, psychophysiology, and psychopharmacology. 

Main projects