Jonathan Cannon received a PhD in mathematics at Boston University and did postdoctoral research at Brandeis and MIT before joining the Psychology/Neuroscience/Behaviour faculty at McMaster. His research is focused on timing and rhythm in perception and action, with particular interest in timing-related neural dynamics in the basal ganglia, cerebellum, and supplementary motor area. The questions motivating his work are rooted in his experience as a performing musician. His approach centers on the formulation and simulation of neurophysiological and cognitive models and draws on dynamical systems theory and the theory of Bayesian cognition. His work incorporates psychophysics and EEG experiments, as well as collaborations with other experimentalists. Areas of research expertise also include neural oscillations, neuronal homeostasis, and theoretical perspectives on autism.