Music Perception and Cognition|
This course provides an overview of the perceptual, cognitive, and neural bases of performing, composing, and listening to music. Topics include acoustics and biological processing of sound; theories and empirical research on pitch, rhythm, harmony, melody, timbre, orchestration; similarities and differences between music and language; evolution and development of musical ability, and special populations in musical functions. Meetings each week will include laboratory demonstrations and exercises in experiment design and data analysis.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Deutsch, D. (Ed.). (2013). THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780123814609.
Two copies have been placed on reserve in the Olin library
Additional reading material and audio examples will be posted online.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A final project (paper and in-class presentation) is required.
Final grade is based on: Attendance 10%, Presentations 20%, Tests 30%, Project 40% (20% talk + 20% paper).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should email the instructor with their class year, (intended) major(s), a list of related courses, and a written explanation for why they would like to take this course.
|Instructor(s): Loui,Psyche Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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