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Computer Music Journal

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Recent news relating to music perception and cognition:

New Ways Into the Brain's 'Music Room' A story from the New York Times about recent music research from M.I.T.

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake A story from NPR about how the brain tunes into musical rhythm, and recent research from David Poeppel's lab at NYU.

Reyna Gordon talks to NPR about her research investigating links connections between rhythm and grammar.

Who says you can't mix neuroscience and opera? An interview with Indre Viskontas about her hybrid career as a neuroscientist, science communicator and operatic soprano.

Scientific American 60-Second Science about research from Northwestern University showing links between rhythm and reading skills in preschool children

NPR talks with researchers from Northwestern University and their collaborators at Harmony Project about a recent longitudinal research study assessing the impact of music education on neural processing of speech.

A discussion of beat deafness on NPR featuring Jessica Phillips-Silver

Interviews with music cognition researchers on CBC about tone deafness

Recent SMPC updates are posted below, please see Events and Job and Student Opportunities for further details on these postings

April 7th, 2016
1. University of Oslo: Associate Professor Positions in Music Cognition
2. Feature event: Sounds of Science: Music, Technology Medicine, Toronto, Canada
3. Five Day Workshop at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankurt, Germany

March 23rd, 2016
1. Postdoctoral Position in Nonhuman Primate Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging
2. Announcing the GrFNN Toolbox, Version 1.2.1

March 9th, 2016

1. Workshop on: Pitch, Pace, and Rhythm – the Essentials to Conducting Music Treatment Research
2. University of California Press: special issue in Music Perception
3. Job opening: Research Fellow in Timbral Modelling
4. Post-doc position in Dr. Joel S. Snyder's Lab
5. REMINDER CFP: 1st Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, Univ. of Huddersfield
6. Call for Papers: Making Time in Music: an international conference

February 24th, 2016
1. Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience, Helsinki 
2. International Symposium on Music Performance: Art and Neuroscience in Dialogue
3. Pitch, Pace, and Rhythm – the Essentials to Conducting Music Treatment Research

February 3rd, 2016
1. Workshop for Pitch, Pace, and Rhythm
2. Call for experiment participation: Original Bach/Chopin or computer-generated pastiche?
3. Sysmus 16: Satellite Workshop on Motion Capture

January 20, 2016
1. Job openings at Yousician in Helsinki, Finland
2. ICMPC14 Abstracts due Friday January 22nd
3. Postdoc position in Paris, France: early prosodic processing
4. Postdoc position in Paris, France: phonological processing during lexical processing in tonal versus non-tonal languages

January 6, 2016
1. Call for Papers SysMus2016
2. Music Psychology Training Masters Programmes: A call for applications

December 23, 2015
1.     OF INTEREST: Director appointed, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto
2.     Ph.D. POSITION: Computational neuroscience, Imperial College, London
3.     MS/PhD PROGRAM: Music technology, Georgia Tech

December 9, 2015

1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SEMPRE travel and young investigator awards, ICMPC 2016
2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Conference on music information retrieval
3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop on auditory neuroscience, cognition and modeling
4. Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Music Psychology, University of York
5. Ph.D. POSITION: Music acoustics, University of music and performing arts (Vienna)
6. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International conference on new music concepts

November 25th, 2015

2.     FACULTY POSITION: Bloorview Research Center and Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
3.     POSTDOC POSITION: IMM, Dresden Germany
4.     POSTDOC POSITION: SIMSSA project, McGill University
5.     GRADUATE POSITIONS: Rehabilitation sciences institute, University of Toronto
6.     GRADUATE POSITIONS: Categorization and discrimination of emotions, Geneva University
7.     CALL FOR PAPERS: Porto international conference on musical gesture as creative interface

November 11th, 2015

  • 1. RESOURCE: Film music research
    2. GRADUATE POSITIONS: Auditory cognitive neuroscience, McMaster University (Ontario)
    3. GRADUATE POSITIONS: Music psychology training unit, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
    4. CALL FOR PAPERS: Fourth international conference on analytical approaches to world music, new School (New York)
    5. CALL FOR PAPERS: SysMus 2016
    6. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Virtuosity – an interdisciplinary symposium, Budapest

October 30th, 2015

  • 1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICMPC 2016 (save-the-date)
    2. CALL FOR PAPERS: Thirteenth International Research Symposium On Talent Education (Minneapolis)
    3. CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifth Biennial Yale Graduate Music Symposium, Sound Limits: Music and Its Borders
    4. GRADUATE POSITIONS (MSc / PhD): MAPLE Lab, McMaster University
    5. POSTDOC POSITION: NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Unit (UK)
    6. POSTDOC POSITIONS: Auditory Cognition (Obleser lab)
    7. REMINDERS: Register for NeuroMusic / Music and Mind conferences
    8. OPEN PEER COMMENTARY: Cognition of Early Polyphony in JIMS

October 14th, 2015

  • 1.     REMINDER: SMPC election!
    2.     POSTDOC POSITION: Brain and Mind Institute at Western University (Ontario)
    4.     CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special issue of Musicae Scientiae