Past Events


Hosted by the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) and NYU Steinhardt


8:30 - 9:30Registration/Breakfast
9:30 - 12:00   Research presentations
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 2:30Keynote talk: "Steps Toward a Unified Cognitive Theory of Music"
Eugene Narmour, Emeritus Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Music
University of Pennsylvania
2:30 - 3:00Break
3:00 - 5:00Free-form discussion and breakout sessions

Research Presentations

Practicing Perfection: How Concert Soloists Prepare for Performance
Roger Chaffin
University of Connecticut

Possible Implications of Temporal Codes for Perception of Tonal and Rhythmic Structure
Peter Cariani
Harvard Medical School

Recent Research into Music and Emotion
Robert Rowe
New York University

Emotional Processing in Music
Marina Korsakova-Kreyn

Text and Tune in Song Learning and the Relationship Between Aural Tonal Pattern Comparison and Singing Achievement
John Holahan
Yale University School of Medicine

Musical Emotions: Functions, Origins, Evolution
Leonid Perlovsky
Harvard University and Air Force Research Lab

Dynamic Musical Imagery and the Brain
Andrea Halpern
Bucknell University

The Psychoacoustic Basis of Music
Josh McDermott
New York University

Music Perception and Music Theory Pedagogy: A Curriculum Based on the Principles of the Implication-Realization Model
Alexander Rozin and Mark Rimple
West Chester University

In the Ear of the Beholder: Exploring the diversity of temporal emotional experiences in response to the same music
Finn Upham
McGill University

Distributed brain activity and musical form: a quest and many questions
Dan Lloyd
Trinity College

Empirical evaluation of intonation practices in singers and their relationship to musical context
Johanna Devaney
McGill University

The heart of the music: what cardiac responses reveal about emotional responses, attentional demands, and physiological health
Rob Ellis
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Becoming Musical at 39
Gary Marcus
New York University

Meeting Location

The meeting will take place at New York University's Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL). The address is

35 West 4th Street (Education Building), 6th floor
New York, NY 10012

Accommodations and Campus Information

If you need a place to stay overnight and haven't already made arrangements, you may locate a nearby hotel through the NYU local area hotel list. If you are interested in sharing a hotel room, please contact us and we may be able to connect you with other participants who may wish to do the same. Other useful campus information, including parking, can be found on the NYU campus information site.

Executive Committee

Morwaread Farbood and Panayotis Mavromatis
NYU Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL)
Department of Music and Performing Arts, Steinhardt School
New York University

Ève Poudrier and Ian Quinn
Department of Music and Program in Cognitive Science
Yale University