Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems

Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS)


Cognitive Science Lab (CogSci)

Invite you for a symposium on

"Music and the Brain"

March 17th, 2017 (Friday)
from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saranga Hall - 119 Nilgiri, IIIT Hyderabad, Prof CR Rao Road, Gachibowli

Register at https://goo.gl/3ZK8uR

Deadline for registration is 3 PM on 15th March, 2017

Official Invitation


10:30AM Tea and Registration
11:00AM Talk by Dr. Suvi Saarikallio, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Music and Emotion: Overview of Methods
12:00PM Talk by Prof. Petri Toiviainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Music Information Retrieval (MIR): Methods and Tools
01:00PM Lunch
02:15PM Talk by Dr. Vinoo Alluri, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: fMRI meets MIR
03:15PM Tea and Networking


Professor of Music at the University of Jyväskylä.
Leader of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research.
Research interests include music cognition, music information retrieval, and music motorics.
Co-author of several widely used software tools for music analysis, including the MIDI Toolbox, the MIR Toolbox, and the Motion Capture Toolbox.

Researcher and lecturer at University of Jyväskylä.
Research interests include music and emotion, especially mood regulation and emotional development, personality psychology, and well-being.
Developed a theoretical model and a measurement scale for assessing the use of music for mood regulation in her thesis.
Currently leads the following research projects:
"Music-related emotional competence and adolescent mental health" (Academy of Finland, 2010-2016) and
"Affect from Art" (Kone foundation, 2015-).

Post-doctoral researcher at University of Jyväskylä
Research interests include Cognitive Neuroscience, fMRI studies, Music Information Retrieval, Cross-cultural studies and Digital Signal Processing.