Hjernen og musikk gruppen


Professor Stefan Koelsch

Welcome to the webpage for the Brain and Music group.


Professor Stefan Koelsch - Department of Biological and Medical Psychology.

Most people listen to music. Sometimes we like to listen to music while we work, other times to calm ourselves before going to sleep or while reading a book. Music is omnipresent in our lives as it is constantly played in our surondings. The Brain and Music group is a brain research group, but we are also very interested in how the brain is affected by music. The neuroscience of music is an ever expanding field and it is important to understand how the use of music can help ease symptoms, decrease illness severity, and have neuroplastic changes in the brain.

We work on several projects including the Alzheimer's and Music Therapy (ALMUTH) study and are currently recruiting patients with early phase Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Subjective Cognitive Decline.

The Brain and Music group is a node group under the Bergen fMRI Group. We are located at the Institute of Biological and Medical Psychology.



Professor Stefan Kölsch, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen (UIB)

Millions of funding for musical Alzheimer’s research

The neuroscientist and music therapist Stefan Kölsch at the University of Bergen has received funding for his project to help Alzheimer’s patients through music.

Group photo of the Bergen fMRI Group at the University of Bergen.

Elite psychology professor offered position at UiB

World-leading neuroscientist Stefan Koelsch has been offered a position as professor at the Department of Biological and Medical Psychology. Professor Koelsch already works with some of the leading brain researchers in Norway.

Language and music phrase boundary processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder: An ERP study

Article on brain and music phase boundary in Autism spectrum disorder
New Book by Dr. Stefan Koelsh