BCSC 260: Music & the Mind

Prerequisites: One semester of collegiate music theory (MUSC 101 or above, or MUTH 101), a high school AP score of 4-5, or permission of instructor.
Offered: Fall

Introduction to the discipline of music cognition. Topics include empirical methods, psycho-acoustic principles, influence of Gestalt psychology, music and language, metric and tonal hierarchies, music and the brain, aspects of musical development, and research on musical memory, expectation, and emotion.