The goal of the CMU Music Cognition Lab is to investigate through various means the relationship between music and human cognition. Topics we explore include auditory scence analysis, musician versus non-musician cognitive processing, expectation, memory, learning and plasticity, and musical preference. If you are interested in proposing a project, would like more information about what we are working on, or are interested in being a subject in one of our studies, please contact us.


To learn more about music cognition, we suggest these websites:

The Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Music Matters: A Blog on Music Cognition

Suggested books and readings