Dec 16-18 2019, Jerusalem, Israel

The Brain Music Cognition (BMC) 2019 conference was held in Jerusalem, December 16th -18th. It brought together researchers and experts from various fields, from Israel, Europe, and the US. They presented ideas, methods, and findings, at the forefront of the research in music, brain and cognition. The conference promoted discussion and exchange of ideas between speakers and the audience, with speakers representing a broad array of backgrounds: music theory, music composition and performance, ethnomusicology, music cognition, auditory perception, neurobiology, cognitive science and neuroscience.

For the MPI Leipzig and the HMT Leipzig I had the pleasure to introduce our recent collaborative study on the effects of retrosequential practice (RSP) on piano skill acquisition.

The conference was held at the new centre for brain research (ELSC) at the Edmond Safra campus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the sponsorship of the Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC).