Jul 7 – 8, 2022
Hybrid format: Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics & Virtual (online)
Europe/Berlin timezone
What eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing

Call for Abstracts

  • Opening day
  • Submission deadline

We are very pleased to announce this call for abstract submissions for the second workshop on “Music and Eye-tracking.” After the success of the first meeting in 2017, and the postponement of our planned 2020 conference due to the pandemic, we again welcome participation from researchers in music studies, neuroscience, and psychology, with the interest of using eye-tracking (measuring saccadic, pupil, or blinking activity) to yield insights about music processing, performance, and engagement. Additionally, we invite related basic auditory research and studies on visual-auditory interactions. Research applying eye-tracking in combination with other methods (e.g., motion tracking, EEG, etc.) is also welcome. The conference will be held July 7-8th, 2022 at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

With this workshop, we hope to provide a platform for expert researchers at the intersection of music and eye-tracking to communicate with one another, to foster and enrich discussions about methods, and to continue refining models and theories of musical processing with insights from eye-tracking. We encourage researchers from other areas of cognition and emotion studies to join the interest in this complex question of investigation: what do eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing?

Submission instructions:
Please submit your abstract using the online submission portal. Abstracts should be 400 words or fewer, with appropriate background, methods, results, and discussion included.

Deadline for submissions is February 11th, 2022.

Additional resources:
The program of the first Conference on Music & Eye-Tracking can be found here.
Please see the Special Issue on Music & Eye-Tracking in the Journal of Eye Movement Research which resulted from the first conference.

The call for abstracts is closed.