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Niels Chr. Hansen

AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor

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Niels Chr. Hansen

AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor

  • Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Department of Clinical Medicine - Center for Music In the Brain
Postal address:
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Postal address:
Universitetsbyen 3
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: nchansen@aias.au.dk

Mobile: +4525338833

Publications

Audiovisual structural connectivity in musicians and non-musicians: a cortical thickness and diffusion tensor imaging study

Møller, C., Garza-Villarreal, E. A., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Bærentsen, K. B., Chakravarty, M. M. & Vuust, P., Dec 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 4324.

Predictive Uncertainty Underlies Auditory Boundary Perception

Hansen, N. C., Kragness, H. E., Vuust, P., Trainor, L. & Pearce, M. T., Sep 2021, In: Psychological Science. 32, 9, p. 1416-1425 10 p.

Viral tunes: changes in musical behaviours and interest in coronamusic predict socio-emotional coping during COVID-19 lockdown

Fink, L. K., Warrenburg, L. A., Howlin, C., Randall, W. M., Hansen, N. C. & Wald-Fuhrmann, M., Jul 2021, In: Humanities and social sciences communications. 8, 180.

A Crowd-Sourced Database of Coronamusic: Documenting Online Making and Sharing of Music During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hansen, N. C., Treider, J. M. G., Swarbrick, D., Bamford, J. S., Wilson, J. & Vuoskoski, J. K., Jun 2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 12, 684083.

Perceptual learning of tone patterns changes the effective connectivity between Heschl's gyrus and planum temporale

Lumaca, M., Dietz, M., Hansen, N. C., Quiroga Martinez, D. R. & Vuust, P., Mar 2021, In: Human Brain Mapping. 42, 4, p. 941-952 12 p.

Articulatory motor planning and timbral idiosyncrasies as underlying mechanisms of instrument-specific absolute pitch in expert musicians

Hansen, N. N. & Reymore, L., Feb 2021, In: PLOS ONE. 16, 2 , 22 p., e0247136.

Oxytocin as an allostatic agent in the social bonding effects of music

Hansen, N. C. & Keller, P. E., 2021, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 44, p. 61 64 p., e75.

A Theory of Instrument-Specific Absolute Pitch

Reymore, L. & Hansen, N. C., Oct 2020, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 19 p., 560877.

The expectancy dynamics of anti-tonal twelve-tone rows: a commentary and reanalysis of von Hippel & Huron (2020)

Hansen, N. C., Oct 2020, In: Empirical Musicology Review. 15, 1-2, p. 128-140 13 p.

Musical prediction error responses similarly reduced by predictive uncertainty in musicians and non-musicians

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Pearce, M., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., Jun 2020, In: European Journal of Neuroscience. 51, 11, p. 2250-2269

Decomposing neural responses to melodic surprise in musicians and non-musicians: evidence for a hierarchy of predictions in the auditory system

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Pearce, M., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 2020, In: NeuroImage. 215, 13 p., 116816.

Enjoying Sad Music: A Test of the Prolactin Theory

Ladinig, O., Brooks, C., Hansen, N. C., Horn, K. & Huron, D., 2020, In: Musicae Scientiae. 20 p.

Learning of complex auditory patterns changes intrinsic and feedforward effective connectivity between Heschl’s gyrus and planum temporale

Lumaca, M., Dietz, M., Hansen, N. C., Quiroga Martinez, D. R. & Vuust, P., 20 Nov 2019, bioRxiv.

You get what you need: individual differences in visually-induced amplification of the auditory mismatch negativity

Møller, C., Højlund, A., Bærentsen, K. B., Hansen, N. C., Skewes, J. & Vuust, P., 13 May 2019.

Reduced prediction error responses in high-as compared to low-uncertainty musical contexts

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Pearce, M., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 2019, In: Cortex. 120, p. 181-200 20 p.

Twirling Triplets: The Qualia of Rotation and Musical Rhythm

Hansen, N. C. & Huron, D., 2019, In: Music & Science. 2, p. 1-20

Pitch-related mismatch negativity as an index of musical aptitude

Møller, C., Højlund, A., Hansen, N. C. & Vuust, P., 13 Jun 2018.

Correction to: Visually induced gains in pitch discrimination: Linking audio-visual processing with auditory abilities (Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, (2018), 80, 4, (999-1010), 10.3758/s13414-017-1481-8)

Møller, C., Højlund, A., Bærentsen, K. B., Hansen, N. C., Skewes, J. C. & Vuust, P., 1 May 2018, In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 80, 4, p. 1023-1025 3 p.

Visually induced gains in pitch discrimination: Linking audio-visual processing with auditory abilities

Møller, C., Højlund, A., Bærentsen, K. B., Hansen, N. C., Skewes, J. C. & Vuust, P., May 2018, In: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 80, 4, p. 999-1010 12 p.

A call for hypothesis-driven, multi-level analysis in research on emotional word painting in music: Commentary on Sun & Cuthbert (2018)

Hansen, N. C., 2018, In: Empirical Musicology Review. 13, 3-4

Do dotted rhythms increase performance precision? Why marches have dotted rhythms.

Hansen, N. C., Shea, N. J. & Huron, D., 2018, Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10 Graz, Austria.

The lone instrument: Musical solos and sadness-related features

Hansen, N. C. & Huron, D., 2018, In: Music Perception. 35, 5, p. 540-560 21 p.

A new multifeature mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm for the study of music perception with more real-sounding stimuli

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 26 Oct 2017.

Perceptual processing of a complex musical context: Testing a more realistic mismatch negativity paradigm

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 2 Aug 2017.

Perceptual processing of a complex auditory context: testing a new dichotic multifeature mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 16 Jun 2017.

Perceptual processing of a complex musical context: Testing a more realistic mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm

Quiroga Martinez, D. R., Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Brattico, E. & Vuust, P., 9 May 2017.

Commentary: Predictions and the brain: how musical sounds become rewarding

Hansen, N. C., Dietz, M. & Vuust, P., 2017, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 11, 168

Conectividad cortical de V1 y giro de Heschl y su relación con la modulación visuo-auditiva en músicos y no-músicos.

Garza-Villarreal, E. A., Møller, C., Højlund, A., Bærentsen, K. B., Hansen, N. C., Skewes, J., Chakravarty, M., Devenyi, G. A. & Vuust, P., 2017.

"If You Have to Ask, You'll Never Know": Effects of Specialised Stylistic Expertise on Predictive Processing of Music

Hansen, N. C., Vuust, P. & Pearce, M., 12 Oct 2016, In: P L o S One. 11, 10, p. 1-20 20 p., e0163584.

Born and made: Musical experts are no geniuses

Hansen, N. C., 6 Oct 2016, Australian Music & Psychology Society Newsletter. Sydney, Australia: Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS), Vol. 4. p. 4-5 2 p.

Information dynamics of boundary perception: Entropy in self-paced music listening

Kragness, H., Hansen, N. C., Vuust, P., Trainor, L. & Pearce, M., 9 Jul 2016.

Enhanced feature integration in musicians: Expertise modulates the additivity of the MMNm response

Hansen, N. C., Højlund, A., Møller, C., Pearce, M. & Vuust, P., 5 Jul 2016.

Nonlinear Changes in the Rhythm of European Art Music: Quantitative Support for Historical Musicology

Hansen, N. C., Sadakata, M. & Pearce, M., 12 Apr 2016, In: Music Perception. 33, 4, p. 414 431 p., 2.

Dissociating Prediction Failure: Considerations from Music Perception

Ross, S. & Hansen, N. C., 16 Mar 2016, In: The Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 11, p. 3103 3105 p.

Oxytocin improves synchronisation in leader-follower interaction

Gebauer, L., Witek, M., Hansen, N. C., Thomas, J., Konvalinka, I. & Vuust, P., 2016, In: Scientific Reports. 6, 13 p., 38416.

Nye perspektiver på studiet af musikalsk ekspertise

Hansen, N. C., 28 Jul 2015, In: Dansk Musikforskning Online. Special Issue 2015: Music and Brain Research, p. 69-102 33 p.

Modelling short- and long-term statistical learning of music as a process of predictive entropy reduction

Hansen, N. C., Loui, P., Vuust, P. & Pearce, M., 2015.

Socially in sync: Oxytocin enhances dyadic tapping synchronisation

Hansen, N. C., Gebauer, L., Witek, M., Thomas, J., Konvalinka, I. & Vuust, P., 26 Nov 2014.

Predictive uncertainty in auditory sequence processing

Hansen, N. C. & Pearce, M. T., 23 Sep 2014, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 5, 1052, p. 1-17 17 p., 1052.

Systematic musicology meets historical musicology: Quantitative indices of non-linear changes in rhythmic variability of European art music

Hansen, N. C., 20 Sep 2014.

Non-linear changes in rhythmic variability of European art music: Quantitative support for historical musicology

Hansen, N. C., Sadakata, M. & Pearce, M., 8 Aug 2014.

Spiking the expectancy profiles: Modelling short- and long-term statistical learning of music as a process of predictive entropy reduction

Hansen, N. C., Loui, P., Vuust, P. & Pearce, M., 8 Jul 2014.

Spiking the expectancy profiles: Modelling short- and long-term statistical learning of music as a process of predictive entropy reduction

Hansen, N. C., Loui, P., Vuust, P. & Pearce, M., 1 Jun 2014.

The influence of oxytocin on interpersonal rhythmic synchronization and social bonding

Gebauer, L., Witek, M., Hansen, N. C., Thomas, J., Konvalinka, I. & Vuust, P., 1 Jun 2014.

Cognitive approaches to analysis of emotions in music listening

Hansen, N. C., Oct 2013, Histories and Narratives of Music Analysis. Zatkalik, M., Collins, D. & Medic, M. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, p. 597-628

Shannon entropy predicts perceptual uncertainty in the generation of melodic pitch expectations

Hansen, N. C., 28 Jul 2012, PROCEEDINGS of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. Cambouropoulos, E., Tsougras, C., Mavromatis, P. & Pastiadis, K. (eds.). p. 406-407 2 p.

The Legacy of Lerdahl & Jackendoff’s A Generative Theory of Tonal Music: Bridging a significant event in the history of music theory and recent developments in cognitive music research

Hansen, N. C., 2011, In: Danish Yearbook of Musicology. 38, p. 33-55 23 p.

Luciano Berio’s ‘Sequenza V’ analyzed along the lines of four analytical dimensions proposed by the composer

Hansen, N. C., 2010, In: Journal of Music and Meaning. 9, p. 1-22 22 p.

Personality influences career choice:  Sensation seeking in professional musicians

Vuust, P., Josefsen, L. G., Hansen, N. C., Ramsgaard, S., Møller, A. & Linnet, J., 2010, In: Music Education Research. 12, 2, p. 219

’Japanese in Tradition, Western in Innovation’: Influences from Traditional Japanese Music in Tōru Takemitsu’s Piano Works

Hansen, N. C., 2010, In: Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie. 15, 2, p. 97-114 18 p.

Different approaches to an improvisational practice based on the piano music of Toru Takemitsu

Hansen, N. C., 2008, In: Journal of Music and Meaning. 6, 18 p.