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Center for Music in the Brain (MIB)

CFIN's sister center, The Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) lives side by side with the CFIN South researchers in an old hospital building in Universitetsbyen.

MIB and CFIN administration work as one combined administration and CFIN and MIB researchers work together on many projects.


Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence founded in 2015. It aims to facilitate contacts between different scientific approaches to studying music and the brain, and to introduce this scientific field to a broader audience within the Danish music community.

MIB research is centered around the Predictive Coding of Music hypothesis (PCM) formulated by Peter Vuust and colleagues in 2009. PCM states that music, based on the concept of anticipation, reflects fundamental survival-related brain mechanisms associated with predicting future events and has been demonstrated in relation to auditory pre-attentive processing and to processing of musical pleasure in the dopaminergic pathways tying musical anticipatory processes to emerging theories that posits predictive coding as the general principle underlying brain function in general. 

Center leader: Professor Peter Vuust
Website: http://musicinthebrain.au.dk/