Music Perception and Cognition|
Spring 2021 not offered
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, and 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)
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.
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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.
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