The 16th Annual McMaster NeuroMusic Virtual Conference
Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Saturday, November 14th, 2020: 10am-8pm EST
Virtual from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Featured Talks: CLICK on the speaker's name to see their recorded talk
Max Planck Group Leader
Max Planck Institute
Universality and cross-cultural variation in mental representations of music revealed by large-scale comparisons of rhythm priors
Focusing primarily on the auditory modality, Nori Jacoby’s research explores latent perceptual representation using computational and behavioural methods. He currently directs the "Computational Auditory Perception" research group at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. Before coming to Frankfurt, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University (Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience), MIT (McDermott Computational Audition Lab) and UC Berkeley (Griffiths Computational Cognitive Science Lab). He completed his Ph.D. At the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Naftali Tishby and Merav Ahissar. His research has been published in journals including Current Biology, Nature, Nature Scientific Reports, Philosophical Transactions B, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, and the Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Recently, a project of his research group was accepted as an oral presentation at this year’s NeurIPS.
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Samuel Mehr is Principal Investigator at The Music Lab, Department of Psychology, Harvard University. He studies how and why the design of the human mind leads us to perceive, create, and engage with music across human societies and across the lifespan. Originally a musician, Sam earned a B.M. in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, followed by a doctorate in Human Development from Harvard. You can participate in Sam's research at https://themusiclab.org and follow him on Twitter @samuelmehr.