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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Marcus Pearce


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 6207
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 406
Office Hours: Friday 09:00-10:30


Music Perception and Cognition (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

Music is a fundamental part of being human and exists only in the mind of the listener. This module will provide students with advanced training in current understanding of how musical sound is processed by the mind and brain. This is crucial for developing creative tools for musicians and intuitive interfaces for music lovers as well as for using technology in the creative production of new music.


Research Interests:

  • Music Cognition
  • Empirical Aesthetics and Neuroaesthetics
  • Emotion and Music
  • Auditory Perception
  • Statistical Learning
  • Expectation and Prediction


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