CE28 - Cognition, éducation, formation

The influence of musical reward on human memory – REMEMUS

Submission summary

Memory processes are modulated by dopamine-dependent reward responses. One of the most pleasurable stimuli of our life, strongly dependent on the dopaminergic reward system, is music. This project will pursue three main objectives: 1) providing evidence for the benefits of musical reward on memory for non-musical, verbal material; 2) enhancing the musical pleasure, and consequently memory performance, via shared musical experience in an ecological paradigm; 3) exploring these effects in real-life naturalistic setting, namely experimentally-controlled concert hall. To these aims, in three main work packages we will collect behavioural, psychophysiological and neural (via individual and hyperscanning fNIRS) evidence. Findings resulting from this timely innovative project will substantially enhance our understanding about on how reward drives memory improvements, thus having important implications for clinical and pedagogical interventions.

Project coordination

Laura Ferreri (LABORATOIRE D'ETUDE DES MECANISMES COGNITIFS)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

EMC LABORATOIRE D'ETUDE DES MECANISMES COGNITIFS

Help of the ANR 240,386 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2020 - 48 Months

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