Marc Leman is “Methusalem” research professor in systematic musicology and director of IPEM, the research center of the musicology department at Ghent University. He holds MA degrees in musicology and philosophy, and did his PhD on computer modeling of tonality perception. He published more than 350 articles, and several books (among which the monograph “Embodied music cognition and mediation technology”, MIT Press, 2007; and the co-edited book “Musical gestures: sound, movement, and meaning”, Routledge, 2010; “The expressive moment: interacting (with music) shapes human empowerment”, MIT Press, 2016) on topics related to embodied music cognition, sensorimotor prediction and interaction. His lab is an international meeting place for researchers working on expressive interactions with music, using embodiment and action theory as a point of departure. In 2007 he became ``professor of the Methusalem’’, renewed in 2015. In 2014 he was holder of the Franqui chair at the Université de Mons. In 2015 he became laureate of the FWO (Flemish Fund for Scientific Research) Excellence Award Ernest-John Solvay for Language, Culture and Social Sciences.