Nicolò Francesco Bernardi
I am interested in the spontaneous music behaviors of individuals without musical training, singing and dancing in particular. Why do we move to music? Why do we voice our exhalation with patterned sounds? One line of research investigates spontaneous movements to music, how do they modulate music-evoked emotions and how do they relate to emotional awareness and personality traits. Another line of research investigates the psychological and neurophysiological effects of spontaneous vocal productions. My postdoctoral research is conducted at BRAMS, in the laboratory of Prof. Isabelle Peretz. In my research I use psychophysical methods, motion capture, cardiovascular and respiratory measures and fMRI.