Spring 2013

Music Cognition

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-366

Formerly listed as: PSYC-66

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Matthew D. Schulkind (Section 01)

Description

Current theories of cognitive psychology will be evaluated in light of what is known about the effects of musical stimuli on learning, memory, and emotion. The course will begin by examining how musical information is stored and, subsequently, retrieved from memory. Particular attention will be paid to comparing learning and memory of musical and non-musical stimuli. The course will also compare the behavior of trained and untrained musicians to determine how expertise influences cognitive performance. Finally, the course will consider the ability of music to elicit emotional responses and the psychological basis for its use in applied settings.

Requisite: PSYC 233 or 234. Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester. Professor Schulkind.

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2013