The Music Cognition Lab holds weekly seminars on the Mile End campus at Queen Mary University of London. Sessions with invited speakers are listed below.

We welcome visitors to our seminars. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Peter Harrison (p.m.c.harrison [at] or Marcus Pearce (marcus.pearce [at]



11.30am, Fri 23 Mar Stine Derdau Sørensen Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus University & The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark A musical mass experiment ITL Meeting Room



11am, Fri 17 Nov Sarah Knight Queen Mary University of London Multi-modal communicative behaviours in music therapy as markers of mental health CS308
10am, Mon 13 Nov Emilios Cambouropoulos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Creative harmonisation via conceptual blending: The CHAMELEON melodic harmonisation assistant ITL Meeting Room
11am, Fri 10 Nov Manuel Anglada-Tort & Katie-Rose Sanfilippo Berlin Technical University; Goldsmiths, University of London Visualising music psychology CS308
11am, Fri 13 Oct Andrew McLeod University of Edinburgh The language of music: A computational model of music understanding CS308
11am, Fri 29 Sep Roger Dean Western Sydney University Recent research into musical expression ITL Seminar Room
11am, Fri 5 May Manuel Anglada-Tort Berlin Technical University The Behavioural Economics of Music ITL Seminar Room



1pm, Mon 28 November Sam Duffy Queen Mary University of London Steve Reich’s Clapping Music App – using a mobile game based application to learn about music engagement and rhythm complexity ITL Seminar Room
3pm, Tue 22 November Guido Orgs Goldsmiths University of London The Neuroaesthetics of Choreography ITL Seminar Room
3pm, Mon 16 May Arild Stenberg University of Cambridge Can Layout and Engraving Rules Affect the Readability of Musical Scores? BR 4.01
3pm, Mon 14 March Gabriela Pavarini University of Cambridge Emotional Effects of Interpersonal Synchrony BR 4.01
3pm, Tue 23 February Arielle Bonneville-Roussy University of Roehampton There is accounting for taste: Intrinsic properties of the music as determinants of music taste in adulthood ITL Seminar Room
4pm, Thu 14 January David Poeppel Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt Speech is Special and Language is Structured Laws 2.10



12pm, Tue 8 December 2015 Fernando Bravo University of Cambridge The effects of musical dissonance upon the emotional interpretation of visual information ITL Seminar Room
3pm, Tue 24 November 2015 Lauren Stewart & Pedro Kirk Goldsmiths University of London Sounds Within Reach: Cognitive and Motor Rehabilitation through Music Making ITL Seminar Room
3pm, Mon 16 March 2015 Hauke Egermann Technical University of Berlin Music and Emotion: Empirical Insights to Theory and Modeling ITL Seminar Room
4pm, Thu 29 Jan 2015 Emery Schubert University of New South Wales Mental matching of musical structures: The veridical chaining hypothesis ITL Seminar Room



2pm, Tue 14 Jan 2014 Finn Upham New York University Breathing with: listener respiratory phase alignment with music CS414



3pm, Thu 12 Dec 2013 Chia-Jung Tsay UCL The Impact of Visual Cues on the Judgment of Performance CS414
4pm, Wed 11 Dec 2013 Justin London Carleton College Microtiming in African drumming. CS414
2pm, Tue 29 Oct 2013 Christian Mikutta and Andreas Altorfer University of Berne Music and Emotion in Neuroscience CS414
2pm, Wed 6 Feb 2013 Peter Vuust Aarhus University It Don’t Mean a Thing… What musical training does to the brain Eng209
3pm, Wed 30 Jan 2013 Soren Bech Bang & Olufsen Perceptual Audio Evaluation BR3.02



2pm, Wed 7 Nov 2012 Jonna Vuoskoski University of Oxford Emotions induced by music: Psychological mechanisms and some contributing factors Eng209
12pm, Wed 19 Sept 2012 Andrea Halpern Bucknell University You Must Remember This: Episodic and Semantic Memory for Music Eng209
3pm, Wed 8 Feb 2012 Michael Proulx & Dave Brown Queen Mary, University of London Seeing with your ears? Image to sound sensory substitution Eng209