Overview

We seek to increase our understanding of how and why humans engage with music. Our research integrates industrial datasets detailing musical performance, audition, and discovery; imaging studies aimed at determining the neural correlates of music engagement; and performance studies investigating the impact of musical schemas on amateur and expert interpretations of written scores.

Upcoming events

Save the date: May 11-12, 2018: Stanford Music and the brain—Performance
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Recent past events

Saturday, July 15, 2017: Stanford Music and the Brain—Engagement
9:30am–3pm | CCRMA (The Knoll), Stanford
Presentations on the art and science of engagement | Poster session
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Thursday, April 13, 2017: Guest lecture, Margareta Ackerman (San Jose State University)
Algorithmic Songwriting
5:30pm | CCRMA (The Knoll), Stanford
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Sunday, May 15, 2016: Music and the Brain—Resonance
10am–2pm | Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Stanford
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Saturday, May 14, 2016: Music Information Retrieval/Data Science Symposium
10am–6pm | CCRMA (The Knoll), Stanford
Academic and industry guest speakers | Student poster session
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Tuesday, April 4, 2016: Guest colloquium, Nina Kraus (Northwestern University)
Music and Language: A Brain Partnership
5pm | CCRMA (The Knoll), Stanford
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