neurons_Patrick HoeslyOn Thursday May 23rd, scientists who study the brain, along with sound researchers and musicians will join together in the Auditorium of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) to offer one of the most innovative and exciting shows of recent times: Brain on Stage.

The performance presents a new way to understand this complex organ through music. The neural regions responsible of melody and rhythm recognition have a direct connection with the limbic system, the source of our fears and our dreams. This ancestral connection will be seen in 3 dimensions and listened in real time through the work of researchers of Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems laboratory (SPECS), from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

During the event, which has free admission by previous inscription at, we will also hear some of the “Sound Fictions” created by more than 300 young adults in the workshops “Sounds, science and technology” and follow up the activities that are carried out in the KiiCS European project (Knowledge innovation and Incubation in creation for science) that explores how to encourage innovation and creation by the intersection between art and science.

The event is organized by the Observatori de la Comunicació Científica (OCC) from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in collaboration with the laboratory Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) and Music Technology Group (MTG) from the same university, Phonos Foundation and Institut Municipal d’Educació de Barcelona (IMEB). The workshops “Sounds, science and technology” have the financial support of Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT).

Thursday May 23rd
19:00 to 20:30h
Auditorium CCCB
C/Montalegre, 5 (see map)

Free admission with previous inscription by email to

More information:
Marta Palomo – KiiCS Coordinator
34 935 422 047 /

Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación