Music Perception and Cognition Group

Queen Mary, University of London

International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus 2017)

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Workshop on Auditory Neuroscience, Cognition and Modelling (WANCM 2016)

Wed February 17th, 2016. Queen Mary, University of London

The workshop brings together cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and computer scientists working on sound and music processing, as well as researchers from related fields. In particular, we are interested in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations between psychologists and neuroscientists studying auditory perception and computer scientists and engineers engaged in auditory modelling and signal processing. New insights on the computational, cognitive and neural underpinnings of speech, music and sound processing will be presented, with a focus on EEG and MEG data analysis. The workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to gain a deeper understanding of current research methods and to foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Keynote speakers include Dr Richard E. Turner (University of Cambridge), Dr. Jean-Julien Aucuturier (IRCAM) and Prof. Elvira Brattico (Aarhus University).

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Workshop on Information Dynamics of Music

Thu 21 March, 2013. Goldsmiths University of London

A workshop to celebrate the successful research project Information and Neural Dynamics in the Perception of Musical Structure funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). The project includes members at Queen Mary, University of London and Goldsmiths, University of London. The workshop will address dynamic predictive processing of musical structure in: i) probabilistic and information theoretic models; ii) cognitive, psychological and neural processing; iii) musicological analysis. The keynote speakers were:

  • Prof. Moshe Bar, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Center, Bar-Ilan University and Harvard Medical School. Editor of Predictions in the Brain: Using our Past to Generate a Future.
  • Prof. David Feldman, College of the Atlantic, Maine. Author of Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction.
  • Prof. David Huron, Ohio State University. Author of Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation.
  • Prof. Israel Nelken, Dept. of Neurobiology and the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Author of Auditory Neuroscience: Making Sense of Sound.

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Workshop on Computer Models of Music Perception & Cognition

Special session at the 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval

Thu 21 June, 2012. Queen Mary University of London

A special session featuring 10 papers/posters showcasing research linking recent developments in the understanding of human auditory perception with the data engineering approaches that dominate music information retrieval (MIR). The sesion included researchers from MIR, music psychology, neuroscience and related fields.

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