New face at MIB: Marcus Pearce

Marcus is visiting MIB on sabbatical from Queen Mary University of London from April to October 2017.

28.04.2017 | Hella Kastbjerg

Educated in experimental psychology and artificial intelligence at Oxford and Edinburgh, Marcus Pearce received his PhD from City, University of London in 2005, before continuing as a post-doctoral research fellow at Goldsmiths and University College London. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing at Queen Mary University of London where he is leader of the Music Cognition Lab, director of the EEG Laboratory and co-director of the cross-faculty Centre for Mind in Society. His research interests cover computational, psychological and neuroscientific aspects of music cognition, with a particular focus on dynamic, predictive processing of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic structure, and its impact on emotional and aesthetic experience. He is the author of the IDyOM model of auditory expectation based on statistical learning and probabilistic prediction.

Marcus is not a complete stranger in Aarhus having collaborated previously with Elvira Brattico, Lauren Stewart and also Peter Vuust with whom he supervised the doctoral work of Niels Chr. Hansen. During his time at MIB, he will be developing a new research project on musical style learning with Elvira and Peter.

See his homepage for more details about his research and a list of publications.

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