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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

International Partnerships for RITMO Centre of Excellence

Alternative title: Internasjonale partnerskap for RITMO Senter for fremragende forskning

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

RITPART is a partnership project between RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo and three world-leading research groups: (1) University of California, Berkeley, USA, (2) McGill University, Canada, (3) Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. The partners complement and strengthen RITMO in three core methodologies: neuroimaging (Berkeley), motion capture (McGill) and eye-tracking (Toyohashi). These methods are vital in reaching RITMO's vision, namely to reveal the basic cognitive mechanism(s) underlying human rhythm, using music, motion, and audiovisual media as empirical points of departure. The project has so far organized three international seminars, one on motion capture (Oslo, November 2018), one on EEG analysis (Oslo, May 2019), and one on intracranial EEG (Berkeley, October 2019). Three planned workshops have had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. The project has also covered several short-term scientific missions (both ingoing and outgoing) between Oslo and the three partner institutions, although this has activity has also been hindered in recent years. Work on the online courses is well underway, however. The first course (on motion capture) will launch in October 2021 and the second (on pupillometry) is well underway.

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RITPART is affiliated with RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, a Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo. RITPART will continue and expand long-term relationships with three world-leading research groups, each connected to the three core branches of RITMO (musicology, psychology and informatics): (1) The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2) Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, McGill University, Canada (3) Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan The partners have been chosen to complement and strengthen three methodological approaches that are of high importance to the success of RITMO: neuroimaging (Berkeley), motion capture (McGill) and eye tracking (Toyohashi). These methods are key to reaching the vision behind RITMO, namely 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 based on the combined perspectives of the humanities, cognitive neuroscience, social sciences and informatics, including a large variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. RITPART will reach its objectives through six work packages: - WP1: Kick-off seminar in Oslo - WP2: Intensive research training courses - WP3: Short-term scientific missions between partners - WP4: Cooperation on development of educational tools - WP5: Knowledge exchange for support staff - WP6: Project administration These strategies will strengthen the general level of internationalization in RITMO and will help us develop into a truly world-leading hub for research and research education in the fields in question.

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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research