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Psychohudba is a research project which aims to define and interpret reactivity to some types of emotional stimuli in individuals diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder. The prime focus of this project is on schizophrenic variations in the treatment of musical emotions. This website outlines the rationale and background of the project, popularizes the topic, and offers participation in studies and experiments.

During the first stage of this project, an extensive literature review has been conducted, large amounts of preliminary data have been gathered, and specific experimental hypotheses have been prepared.

Currently, Psychohudba is at the start of its experimental stage. A series of experiments are being conducted with clinical and nonclinical populations. All experiments are carried out in Czech language only – to take part, please register here. For more information in English, please contact us.

The output of this project may have theoretical as well as practical applications. Results are expected to support a generalizable theory of schizophrenic emotion and inform the management of some symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum diseases in everyday life and therapy.

The research project is run by Barbora Kerkova at the Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague.