Locomus meeting 2021

The LOCOMUS meeting takes place on the 7th of May, 14.00-17.00 (CET). 

The event will be held in Zoom / Wonder.me.

All abstracts are available at www.locomus.net/Locomus21/abstracts 


  • Talks: main room session where all participants join.
  • Poster presentations: breakout room session where participants can freely visit breakout rooms to attend parallel presentations. 
  • Social: During the poster presentations and after the closing, attendees are also invited to join the parallel wonder.me session to connect and catch up here.
    • This will only work on a computer, not on a phone or tablet.
    • When you arrive here, you will be asked to identify your sound and video, and let the system take a picture of you. After this, you can navigate the space by using the arrows on your keyboard. 
    • Note: You can log in to Zoom and wonder.me simultaneously, but don’t forget to MUTE your microphone on the platform where you are not active.


14.00-14.40 Opening and Guest lecture (main room) 

Laurien Hakvoort (Artez, Muzis): Practicing MUSIC therapy online in times of Corona.

14.40-15.20 Poster presentation 1 (breakout rooms + wonder.me)
(*=presenter, the talk numbers correspond with the Breakout Room names)

  1. Opera Studies in the time of Corona.
    Negin Motamed Yeganeh*, Nancy Hermiston, Lara Boyd, Janet Werker, & Anja-Xiaoxing Cui
  2. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on young musicians.
    Anastasios Kyriakou* & Makiko Sadakata 
  3. Guided Audiomotor Exploration (GAME): Improvisation-based instrumental music training for cochlear implant users
    Eleanor Harding, Robert Harris*, Etienne Gaudrain, Barbara Tillmann, Christina Fuller, Rolien Free, Bert Maat, Deniz Başkent
  4. Musical emotion categorization with simulated cochlear implant hearing.
    Imke J. Hrycyk*, Etienne Gaudrain, Barbara Tillmann, Robert Harris, Bert Maat, Rolien Free, Christina Fuller, Eleanor Harding & Deniz Başkent 
  5. Becoming a Maestro: Relating practice behavior to exam grades at the conservatoire.
    Joram E. van Ketel* & Guido P. H. Band
  6. Cognitive abilities, subjective factors, and musical properties that predict tapping force in young and older adults.
    Mohammed A. Mudarris* & Rebecca S. Schaefer
  7. The effect of music interventions on emotion in people with dementia: a meta study.
    Lisette Olsthoorn* & Makiko Sadakata 
  8. How to investigate the ways people are listening to song lyrics? Improving a survey.
    Yke Schotanus*

15.30-16.10 Talks (main room)

  • Social connectedness in virtual environments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Kelsey E. Onderdijk*, Freya Acar, Edith Van Dyck, Dana Swarbrick, Bavo Van Kerrebroeck, Maximillian Mantei, Jonna K. Vuoskoski, Pieter-Jan Maes, and Marc Leman
  • Music as a coping mechanism in times of crisis: Dutch and international findings of uses of music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Rebecca S. Schaefer*, Marijn Coers, Daniel Spitz, Roni Granot

16.10-16.50 Poster presentation 2 (breakout rooms + wonder.me)

(*=presenter, the talk numbers correspond with the Breakout Room names)

  1. Individual differences in use of music as emotional coping style in times of crisis.
    Marijn Coers* Roni Granot, Daniel H. Spitz, Rebecca S. Schaefer
  2. Do Dance and Music Interventions influence Well-being and Emotion Perception in Parkinson Patients? A Pilot Study.
    Caro I. Cools*, Annelien Duits, Sonja A. Kotz
  3. Fixing Huron’s contour typology.
    Bas Cornelissen*, Willem Zuidema & Ashley Burgoyne
  4. Does attention influence temporal predictions in sound sequences?
    Antonio Criscuolo*, Michael Schwartze, Sonja A. Kotz
  5. Getting older; is there a relation between ageing and the use of background music?
    Jannie de Leeuw Winkels* & Makiko Sadakata
  6. Does live music improve postoperative cognitive status in older adults?
    Danielle Dijkema*, Hanneke van der Wal-Huisman, Barbara. L. van Leeuwen. & Eleanor Harding
  7. Is There a Musician Advantage in Speech-on-speech Perception in Older Age?Ryan Gray*, Laura Rachman, Etienne Gaudrain, Anastasios Sarampalis, Eleanor Harding, Deniz Başkent
  8. Effects of rhythmic complexity on liking and urge to move: Investigating syncopation and repetition.
    Laura Kuijper*, Chris S. Lee, Rebecca S. Schaefer

16.50 – Closing & Socialising at wonder.me,

Information for presenters

  • During your presentation slot, please be ready at the breakout room with the corresponding number. It is totally up to you how you use the breakout session but be aware people will be coming and going. In any case, it is highly recommended that you have your poster and other materials available for other attendees in the Dropbox folder
  • In case you need help, feel free to ask for help (breakout room function). One of the assistants will come to support you.
  • In case of questions, feel free to contact m.sadakata@uva.nl