JBC Student Initiated Workshop - The Brain Music Cognition: Sounds of Prediction Conference


Monday, December 16, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (All day)


The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem

The Brain Music Cognition (BMC) 2019 conference will be held in Jerusalem, December 16th-18th. It will bring together researchers and experts from various fields, from Israel, Europe, and the US. They will present ideas, methods, and findings, at the forefront of the research in music, brain and cognition. The conference will promote 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.

The conference will be 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).

Participation will be free of charge but will require a prior registration, for further information and registration visit the conference website: http://bmc2019.org

List of speakers (in alphabetic order):

  • Prof. Ahissar Merav, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Amedi Amir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. (Emeritus) Avni Tzvi, Composer, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • Dr. Dassa Ayelet,  Bar Ilan University
  • Prof. Deouell Leon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Eerola Tuomas Durham University
  • Dr. Erez Oded, Bar Ilan University
  • Prof. Fujioka Takako Stanford University
  • Prof. Globerson Eitan, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • Prof. Granot Roni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hbeisch Youssef,  An artist and expert on Arabic music
  • Prof. HaCohen Ruth, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Hendler Talma, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Jacoby Nori, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
  • Prof. Koelsch Stefan, University of Bergen
  • Dr. Landau Ayelet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Nelken Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Omigie Diana Goldsmiths University of London
  • Dr. Rabinowitch Tal-Chen, University of Haifa
  • Reuven Ram, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Seroussi Edwin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Zeki Semir, University College London

Conference sessions:

  • Session No. 1: Music and the Predictive BrainConference sessions:
  • Session No. 2: Neuroaesthetics: Music and the Visual Arts
  • Session No. 3: Beat, Rhythm, Synchronization and Entrainment A
  • Session No. 4: Beat, Rhythm, Synchronization and Entrainment B
  • Session No. 5: Music and Emotions
  • Session No. 6: Disabilities & Music Therapy

Organising committee:

  • Academic Advisor – Prof. Roni Granot
  • Daniel H. Spitz – Department of Psychology
  • Omer Shuster – Department of Musicology
  • Marion Kern – Department of Cognitive Science


For further details and registration, visit the conference website: 


Email for inquiries: jmusecon@gmail.com