SonarHall by Thunder Bitch
Sónar, the City Council of L'Hospitalet, and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) present for the first time a neuroscience experiment to explore how human curiosity works through music.
The aim is to use the framework of the festival as a real environment in which to collect scientific evidence to study the differences in curiosity among the participants of the experiment: the Sónar audience.
The experiment will be conducted by a team of neuroscientists from IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona led by Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells and will include the participation of DJ Alicia Carrera, who will select a series of unreleased tracks for the occasion.
The participants will be exposed to completely new music and the data obtained will be used to evaluate differences between listeners, considering the musical profile of each one, the sensitivity and pleasure of the experience, as well as the potential to enter into states of transcendence and absorption.
The results of this experiment will be presented at Sónar 2022 and will also be used to investigate the following hypothesis: can developing curiosity for a song improve memory retention?
Presented by Ajuntament de L’Hospitalet.