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2021.09.22 |

The brain is a prediction machine – and music reveals how it works

Life is not only lived forwards – it is also experienced a little ahead of time, and now there is empirical evidence for the claim. AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators have used music to understand the brain's expectation mechanisms. The study is published in Psychological Science.

Photo: Shubiao Wu (Acroecology) and Magnus Kjærgaard (Molecular Biology and Genetics) from Aarhus University. Credit: AU Photo.

2021.09.15 |

Two Villum Experiment grants to AIAS Former Fellows

AIAS Former Fellows Shubiao Wu (Acroecology) and Magnus Kjærgaard (Molecular Biology and Genetics) have each received a DKK 2 million grant by the Villum Experiment programme that reward scientists who question conventional thinking.

Book cover of 'Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeology: Simulating the Complexity of Societies', SFI Press, 2021.

2021.09.03 |

First textbook on simulation in humanities

Advances in simulation techniques are helping to break new ground for our understanding of large-scale, long-term complex trends in social, economic and political systems. The first textbook on the simulation technique Agent-based Modelling (ABM) aimed at researchers studying the past is now published by AIAS Fellow Iza Romanowska and…

Photo: The last AIAS Fellows' cohort from October 2020, taken with corona-safe distancing. By Ida Marie Jensen.

2021.09.01 |

14 new AIAS fellows selected

A group of 14 new AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows from around the world has been selected in a thorough international, triple peer-review selection process in the spring and summer of 2021.