Project ID733
DescriptionThe role of music in restoring certain functions lost due to brain degeneration.
TopicMedical and Health
TypeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)
U3AIndividual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3A
Organization/partnerUniversity College London, Dementia Research Centre
Year started2018
Source of referenceRequest from university
OutputNone known
In the experiment, the volunteer will be asked to listen to very familiar melodies (pop music, classical music, Christmas carols, etc)  and to detect ‘odd notes’, either based on very simple musical rules (dissonance) or on prior expectations of the melodic contour. At the same time the researcher will record the reactions of the pupil.  It will allow comparison between the behavioural and physiological responses and find any dissociation between the two.