Dr. Michael Hove
Associate Professor of Psychology at Fitchburg State | Fulbright Research Chair in Brain, Language, and Music, McGill
Michael Hove is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Fitchburg State in Massachusetts and the Fulbright Research Chair in Brain, Language, and Music at McGill. He received a PhD from Cornell and held research positions at Max Planck Institute and Harvard. Dr. Hove’s research uses behavioral and cognitive-neuroscience tools to investigate music, rhythm, and the brain. His work examines how people move with music and how music can induce altered states of consciousness. He published the first fMRI study of shamanic trance and his work appears in journals including Current Biology, NeuroImage, Cerebral Cortex, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.