Music Cognition

LSOC-307
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
LSOC-211
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

This course presents an overview of major topics in the interdisciplinary study of music cognition. Music processing in the human brain is studied including topics such as learning, memory, attention, categorization, communication, emotion, performance, and expertise. How is music similar to and different from language? How are musical skills acquired? How is emotion conveyed in music and are these cues universal or specific to certain cultures? Research findings will be considered from the perspectives of psychology, neuroscience, and music theory. A theme will be consideration of individual differences between musicians and nonmusicians.

Department: 
LART
Course chair: 
Simone Pilon
Taught By