Mr Peter Harrison
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom Number: Peter Landin, CS 416
Music Perception and Cognition (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
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:I work on music-theoretic and cognitive applications of symbolic music modelling. These symbolic music models are based on statistical learning, and derive knowledge of musical structure on the basis of large corpora of music from a variety of genres. I leverage music-theoretic and cognitive research to develop improved techniques for predicting musical structure, and use the resulting models to provide insight into compositional practice and into music cognition.
Harrison PMC (2017). Jordan B. L. Smith, Elaine Chew, & Gérard Assayag (editors), Mathemusical conversations: Mathematics and computation in music performance and composition. nameOfConference
HARRISON PMC (2017). Applying modern psychometric techniques to melodic discrimination testing: Item response theory, computerised adaptive testing, and automatic item generation. nameOfConference
HARRISON PMC, Musil JJ, Müllensiefen D (2016). Modelling melodic discrimination tests: Descriptive and explanatory approaches. nameOfConference
Müllensiefen D, Harrison P, Caprini F et al. (2015). Investigating the importance of self-theories of intelligence and musicality for students' academic and musical achievement. nameOfConference