To err is human – even if you are a musician

2 May 2018, 17:00 - 18:30
Cambridge campus

Close-up of person's hands playing a piano

Neural correlates of error monitoring during music performance

Dr Clemens Maidhof

Music performance is one of the most demanding cognitive challenges for the human mind. Even though musicians spend tens of thousands of hours perfecting their skills, they make errors occasionally. 

In our free seminar, Dr Clemens Maidhof will present recent work investigating error monitoring in pianists, ie the neural processes associated with monitoring ongoing actions and detecting deviations from intended sounds. These issues were addressed in studies that simultaneously recorded brain activity (EEG) as well as musical and 3D movement data. Results indicated that auditory feedback is not a prerequisite for the detection of upcoming errors, and that motor actions influence how musicians process auditory information.

Event Details

2 May 2018, 17:00 - 18:30
Cambridge campus
HEL 251

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