Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Slim Essid will be at CCRMA to talk about using NMF to analyze audio signals for auditory scene analysis, and to decompose EEG signals into their independent sources. Both important tasks.
Nori Jacoby studies the role of culture in auditory perception. His current work uses iterated learning alongside classical psychophysical methods to characterize perceptual biases in music and speech rhythms in various populations ranging from Westerners to the Tsimané, an Amazonian foraging-farming society in Bolivia. He is also working on computational modeling of synchronization and entrainment in jembe drum ensembles in Mali. Nori completed a Ph.D.
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"Unlike sex or hunger, music doesn’t seem absolutely necessary to everyday survival – yet our musical self was forged deep in human history, in the crucible of evolution by the adaptive pressure of the natural world. That’s an insight that has inspired Chris Chafe, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (or CCRMA, stylishly pronounced karma).
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