Research topic: Musical cognition
Musical cognition is a major field of research encompassing various aspects of the processes associated with experiencing and creating music.
Musical cognition is also a cross-disciplinary research field that draws on elements from other fields such as acoustics, computer sciences, medicine, movement research, psychology, philosophy and sociology. The objective is to understand how music is created, experienced and integrated into our lives.
Some of the principle research areas within musical cognition include:
- Sound perception: the perception of sound, tones, rhythms, instruments, styles and genres.
- Music and physical movement in relation to musicians and dancers, as well as listeners in a range of situations.
- Music and multimedia: how the senses interact when experiencing music
- What music means to people: music and emotions, music and everyday life, music and meaning.