Ed Large on Beat Tracking Like the Brain
Ed Large directs the Music Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, where he is Professor of Psychological Sciences and Professor of Physics. His research areas include music psychology, auditory neuroscience and nonlinear dynamical systems. He uses theoretical modeling in conjunction with experimental techniques to understand how the rhythmic and tonal structures of music interact with the dynamics of the brain and body. He currently serves as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition and he is the Founder of Oscilloscape, a software startup based in the Hartford, Connecticut area. His current projects include studies of driven oscillator networks, rhythm perception-action in humans and nonhuman animals, perception of pitch and tonality, auditory pattern recognition and learning, and emotional communication in music.