Research at the Music Cognition Lab seeks to understand the way in which human listeners and performers perceive and appreciate music. This research spans a wide range of psychological domains, from low-level processes such as auditory stream segregation to high-level musical experiences such as aesthetic appreciation. The group makes use of a wide range of research paradigms, including computational modelling, neuroimaging, and cognitive psychology.

The Music Cognition Lab is part of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), and the Cognitive Science (CogSci) Research Group, all institutions of Queen Mary University of London. The lab is led by Marcus Pearce.

Recent News

  • 2023-08-27: Lab members Edward Hall and Madeline Hamilton as well as collaborators John McBride, Matthias Klarlund, Jonathan Cannon and Peter Harrison are all presenting at ICMPC 17 in Tokyo.
  • 2023-07-11: New paper in Cognition by Tom Kaplan: Probabilistic modelling of microtiming perception.
  • 2023-06-24: New entry on Music Perception by Marcus Pearce in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom