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In der Reihe MUSIK & MEDIZIN

From the very dawn of human civilization, ancient cultures sought to combine sounds in a manner that influenced the human psyche. Given the recent advances in digital technologies, music applications have rapidly become de rigueur in the realm of exercise and physical activity. Ergonomically-designed personal listening devices are considered by runners to be as essential as their running shoes, and music programmes are routinely streamed into public gymnasia by use of complex algorithms. The presenter will explore the structured and systematic use of music as a means by which to enhance the exercise experience and promote public health. Following an outline of theoretical evolution in this field, a theoretical model (Karageorghis, 2016) that is heuristic in nature will serve as the lodestar for a series of recent scientific studies and associated music-related applications. Moreover, the cerebral mechanisms underlying the effects of music will be expounded with reference to recent findings from the domain of exercise science. This interactive lecture will be peppered with examples from the presenter’s applied work at the intersection of exercise science and psychomusicology.

Recommended pre-reading for the lecture:
Karageorghis, C. I. (2017). Applying music in exercise and sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.


Costas Karageorghis is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences at Brunel University London, UK. His expertise lies in psychomusicology and he has spent the last 25 years conducting research into the psychological and psychophysiological effects of music in the domain of exercise and sport. During this time, Karageorghis has developed a theory to explain how music influences performance and mental states, produced a measure of the motivational qualities of music, led over 50 experimental studies, and conducted extensive reviews of research into the effects of music in exercise and sport. Most recently, he published a meta-analysis on this topic in Psychological Bulletin with long-term collaborator, Professor Peter Terry. Karageorghis is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a double-accredited member and Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. His output includes more than 200 scholarly articles, eight exercise-related music albums, the 2011 text Inside Sport Psychology (translated into three languages) and the 2017 text Music Applications in Exercise and Sport. Karageorghis has delivered keynote speeches around the world and was recently invited to give a public lecture at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

University webpage: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/costas-karageorghis

Twitter handle: @SAVIBrunel


Die neue Salzburger Vortragsreihe „MUSIK & MEDIZIN“ präsentiert wissenschaftliche und künstlerische Beiträge führender internationaler Expertinnen und Experten verschiedener Disziplinen, um die Wechselwirkungen und Mechanismen zwischen Erfahrung, Verarbeitung und psychophysiologischen Auswirkungen von Musik auf den Menschen zu untersuchen und gleichzeitig zu verstehen, wie Musik Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden fördern kann.

Die Vorträge in dieser Reihe sind auch Teil einer disziplinübergreifenden Lehrveranstaltung, in der jeweils Themen aus dem Forschungsumfeld der eingeladenen Vortragenden diskutiert werden.


Konzeption und Organisation

Katarzyna Grebosz-Haring (Systematische Musikwissenschafterin |PB (Inter)Mediation, Kooperationsschwerpunkt Wissenschaft und Kunst | Universität Mozarteum Salzburg / Universität Salzburg).
In Zusammenarbeit mit Günther Bernatzky (Biologe | Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Ökologie und Evolution, Universität Salzburg) und Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein (Kinder- und Jugendpsychiater | Universitätsklinik für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Christian Doppler Klinik, Paracelsus Medizinische Universität Salzburg)



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