The Groove Project
- Fairhurst, M., Janata, P., & Keller, P. (in press). Being and feeling in sync with an adaptive virtual partner: brain mechanisms underlying dynamic cooperativity. Cereb Cortex. Online ahead of print
- Janata, P., Tomic, S. T., & Haberman, J. (2012). Sensorimotor coupling in music and the psychology of the groove. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(1): 54–75. doi: 10.1037/a0024208
- Tomic, S. T., & Janata, P. (2008). Beyond the beat: modeling metric structure in music and performance. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 124(6): 4024–4041. (also see our local project web-page with relevant code ).
This project aims to understand why interacting with music and with others in musical contexts can be so pleasurable. What goes on in your brain when the musical interaction seems so perfect that you feel like you are one with the music?