Aydin Anic

Aydin Anic
Macquarie University · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research is focused on the cognitive neuroscience of creativity within musical improvisations. I investigate this topic using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
Macquarie University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • PSY247 - Perception PSY246 - Cognitive Processes PSY236 - Biopsychology and Learning
June 2018 - present
Macquarie University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I am tutoring COGS101 - Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain
March 2018 - May 2018
Macquarie University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I am currently co-tutoring PSYC250 Music, Mind, and Message.
Education
July 2017 - January 2021
Macquarie University
Field of study
  • Psychology
January 2015 - December 2016
Macquarie University
Field of study
  • Psychology
January 2012 - December 2012
University of Technology Sydney
Field of study
  • Higher Education

Publications

Publications (10)
Article
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Extreme metal and rap music with violent themes are sometimes blamed for eliciting antisocial behaviours, but growing evidence suggests that music with violent themes can have positive emotional, cognitive, and social consequences for fans. We addressed this apparent paradox by comparing how fans of violent and non-violent music respond emotionally...
Article
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Neuroscientific research has revealed interconnected brain networks implicated in musical creativity, such as the executive control network, the default mode network, and premotor cortices. The present study employed brain stimulation to evaluate the role of the primary motor cortex (M1) in creative and technically fluent jazz piano improvisations....
Conference Paper
Musical improvisation is an ecologically valid and contextually appropriate medium to investigate the neuroscience of creativity. Previous research has identified several brain regions that are involved in musical creativity: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), the pre-supplementary motor area (...
Conference Paper
Musical improvisation is an ecologically valid and contextually appropriate medium to investigate the neuroscience of creativity. Previous research has identified several brain regions that are involved in musical creativity: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), the pre- supplementary motor area...
Conference Paper
Musical improvisation is an ecologically valid and contextually appropriate medium to investigate the neuroscience of creativity. Previous research has identified several brain regions that are involved in musical creativity: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), the pre-supplementary motor area (...
Poster
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This poster reported our preliminary findings that the application of excitatory tDCS over the primary motor cortex (M1) increased creativity scores compared to inhibitory tDCS as judged by an independent expert adjudicator.

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Project (1)
Project
This study will be examining proficient pianists situated in jazz improvisation to investigate the primary motor cortex (M1) regions involvement in technical fluency and creativity using tDCS.