Rebecca Schaefer runs the Music, Brain, Health & Technology lab in the department of Psychology at the University of Leiden. Her main research interests are the neural processes related to musical interactions, specifically moving to music, music performance and music imagination. The most important aim of her work is to contribute to evidence-based applications of music to health and well-being. To look at these issues, she uses a range of methods measuring both brain and behavior, and aims to develop new technology that makes use of the resulting findings. Before coming to Leiden, she has held positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), The University of Edinburgh (UK), and the Donders Institute for Brain, Behavior and Cognition (NL).
- Motor responses to a steady beat. (2015)
- Auditory rhythmic cueing in movement rehabilitation: findings and possible mechanisms. (2014)
- Name that tune: decoding music from the listening brain. (2011)