Wednesday 16 October 2019, 4.00PM to 5.30pm
Speaker(s): Dr Boris Alexander Kleber, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Boris Kleber completed a Master of Science (2002) in Psychology at the University of Konstanz (Germany), received a PhD in Neuroscience (2009) from the University of Tübingen (Germany), and was awarded a higher doctorate degree (Habilitation) in Psychology from the University of Tübingen (2016). His main scientific interest is focused on the singing voice as a model for experience-dependent plasticity in the brain.
During his PhD, he worked with EEG Neurofeedback in the context of well-being and performance anxiety, and pioneered fMRI research with opera singers. This work was crucially developed during his post-doctoral research with Prof. Robert Zatorre at the Montreal Neurological Institute (QC, Canada) and with Prof. Niels Birbaumer in Tübingen, where he also used transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe the role of sensorimotor interactions.
Since 2016, Dr. Kleber is assistant professor at the Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus University (Denmark), integrating his previous work on vocal motor control and interoception with the concept of predictive coding. Current projects aim at understanding the role of the somatosensory feedback subsystem in vocal production, vocal improvisation and creativity, as well as the role of reward in motor learning.
Beides research, Boris Kleber has also clinical experience, including psychological supervision in the treatment of pain related disorders and performance anxiety in performing artists, and in the development of programs in body awareness.
Location: Sally Baldwin D Block | D003