The MPaC Lab aims to understand how listeners process various aspects of music. Some of our research topics include:

  • Influence of musical expertise and age on music perception and cognition
  • Perception of global vs. finer details of melodies
  • Memory for melodies
  • Memory for rhythm
  • Memory for timbre
  • Feature-binding in encoding of novel music
  • Perception of tonality and its time course
  • Cross-cultural aspects of music perception and cognition
  • Stylistic differences in music perception using multidimensional statistical tools (e.g., MuDICA, DiSTATIS)
  • ERPs in perception of music
  • Perception of emotion in music
  • fMRI of music perception and cognition