Welcome to the website of the Music & Science Lab at Durham University! The Music & Science Lab comprises an interdisciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in systematic and computational musicology, music psychology, and ethnomusicology. We employ a range of empirical methods to investigate questions related to the perception and cognition of music and its role in human interactions. We are also committed to collecting, annotating, and sharing collections of audiovisual music performance recordings to support cross-cultural scientific music research. Our lab is situated within the Music Department at Durham University. READ MORE
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The Music & Science Lab in Durham has several ongoing research projects.
One of the ongoing discussion topics in the MSL is recruiting participants. We all carry out traditional lab studies, meeting participants in person in highly controlled circumstances, where we are confident participants can take part in experiments comfortably and without distraction. This practice has been a mainstay of psychological research for decades. However, working in…