The vision behind RITMO is to reveal the basic cognitive mechanism(s) underlying human rhythm, using music, motion and audiovisual media as empirical points of departure.
The research will be highly interdisciplinary, combining methods from musicology, psychology and informatics to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behaviour and culture.
A sense of rhythm - why do we have it and what does it mean to us?
Almost everything we do incorporates rhythm. At the University of Oslo 50 researchers from all over the world will provide us with some new answers about the meaning of rhythm for people - and possibly also develop the world’s best dancing robot.
Anne Danielsen and Alexander Jensenius awarded the UiO Innovation Prize
Among several strong applications, the prize committee describes the nomination of Danielsen and Jensenius as being in a class of its own in terms of creativity, scientific strength and interdisciplinarity.