music cognition

Joining YST Conservatory at NUS as an Assistant Professor

I'm very happy to announce that as of January 1st, I've started a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, at the National University of Singapore (NUS). My faculty page may be found here. It's a top-tier university, and I couldn't be more grateful for this amazing opportunity.

Speaking at the International Science Youth Forum alongside Nobel laureates

I'm greatly looking forward to giving a talk and masterclass tomorrow at the International Science Youth Forum. I’ll be speaking about music cognition, statistical learning, and music technology for healthcare. I am humbled and honoured to be speaking alongside five Nobel laureates, a Millennium Technology Prize winner, and a Fields Medal winner, amongst others.

Keynote talk at the 3rd International Music and Performing Arts Conference

I'm thrilled to be giving one of the keynote talks at this year's International Music and Performing Arts Conference (IMPAC2018) in Malaysia, 13-15 November. I will be speaking on: Expectations, expectations, expecta...: Highlighting a fundamental concept in music cognition, and exploring its relevance to healthcare

Postdoc positions available for Music Cognition group at A*STAR

If you have a PhD in an area related to Music Cognition, Music Information Retrieval / CS, or Neuroscience, and you're interested in applying your knowledge of music psychology / technology / AI to create music applications to improve people's lives, this position may interest you!
Join a new team of music cognition scientists at A*STAR to research the psychology of music, and create music technology for cutting edge AI and healthcare applications. For more information, please contact Dr. Kat Agres, at kat_agres[at]

New research area focused on Music Cognition at A*STAR, Singapore!

I'm honoured to announce that I've recently joined one of the premier science and research organisations in Asia - A*STAR! I'm working to set up a new research group at the Institute of High Performance Computing (Social & Cognitive Computing department) focused on music cognition, exploring such topics as musical memory, computational modelling & AI, and music technology for healthcare.
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New paper published: Harmonic structure and trance music!

Our trance paper (behavioral psychology + computational modeling of music perception) is now out! Paper is free to read/download... click *here* to read about how the harmonic structure of trance music influences our enjoyment of the music.