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Read more at: New paper: "Large-scale iterated singing experiments reveal oral transmission mechanisms underlying music evolution"

New paper: "Large-scale iterated singing experiments reveal oral transmission mechanisms underlying music evolution"

23 March 2023

We just published a new paper in the journal Current Biology, entitled "Large-scale iterated singing experiments reveal oral transmission mechanisms underlying music evolution". This was a fun project where we 'evolved' melodies in massive online experiments, getting participants to vocally imitate melodies from each other...


Read more at: Workshop "Decoding Musical Structure: Theory, Computation, and Neuroscience" (5-9 February 2023)

Workshop "Decoding Musical Structure: Theory, Computation, and Neuroscience" (5-9 February 2023)

10 February 2023

We cohosted a workshop entitled "Decoding Musical Structure: Theory, Computation, and Neuroscience" together with Martin Rohrmeier (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and Markus Neuwirth (Anton Bruckner University Linz). The workshop took place at the beautiful location of Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. The...


Read more at: Elizabeth MacGregor appointed to new position at Birmingham City University
Elizabeth MacGregor

Elizabeth MacGregor appointed to new position at Birmingham City University

9 December 2022

We are happy to report that Elizabeth MacGregor has been appointed as a Research Fellow in Creativity in Arts Education at Birmingham City University, starting in January 2023. Elizabeth recently finished her PhD in music education, and has been a dedicated contributor to undergraduate teaching at the CMS over the last few...


Read more at: New paper: A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces

New paper: A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces

27 October 2022

Recent CMS undergraduate Silas Sanders just presented his dissertation project at the 153rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. The project is entitled 'A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces'. Silas put together an impressive pipeline of acoustic...


Read more at: New PhD and research assistant positions: Score design for music reading

New PhD and research assistant positions: Score design for music reading

11 October 2022

We are happy to share several new positions at our Centre for Music and Science (Faculty of Music, Cambridge). These positions are part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Score designs for the facilitation of music reading: Cognitive and artistic perspectives led by Professor Ian Cross (Principal Investigator) and Dr...


Read more at: CMS at SEMPRE 50th Anniversary Conference

CMS at SEMPRE 50th Anniversary Conference

5 September 2022

We had our first post-COVID conference trip this weekend, to the 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE). It was great to catch up with old friends and meet more of the community. We are particularly proud of CMS PhD student Xi Zhang, who received the Aubrey Hickman award for her paper entitled 'Tones shape notes: The realisation of lexical tones in Chaozhou songs'. We are also proud of our other CMS students who presented at the conference:


Read more at: Launch of the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

Launch of the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

12 July 2022

The University of Cambridge has just launched a new research centre: the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence (CHIA). CHIA will be bringing together researchers from many parts of the University, including engineering and mathematics, philosophy, and social sciences. The goal is to investigate how human and...


Read more at: DataCamp supports the CMS with free data science classes

DataCamp supports the CMS with free data science classes

1 July 2022

DataCamp has kindly renewed its support for Music & Science teaching at the CMS. They will be providing our undergraduate students with free online data science classes over the 2022 summer holidays. Students will be taking classes in Python, learning fundamental programming and data analysis skills that will serve...


Read more at: Graduating Part II students

Graduating Part II students

1 July 2022

We are very proud of our nine Part II project students who completed their studies this summer. Each of them conducted their own research project over the course of the academic year, which they wrote up as a dissertation for their final examinations. Topics included emotion, acoustics, memorability, musical abilities, and...


Read more at: Funding from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme

Funding from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme

1 June 2022

We are delighted to have been awarded a £20,000 grant from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme for the project 'Transforming music cognition research through next-generation online experiments'. This grant will drive ongoing development of our PsyNet software. PsyNet provides a concise yet highly expressive...


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Claire Brillon to start funded PhD at McGill University

8 April 2024

We are proud to share that Claire Brillon, recent CMS MPhil student (2022-23), will be starting a funded PhD later this year at McGill University. Claire hopes to study the emotions of timbre, and will be perfectly located to do so with Stephen McAdams and Marcelo Wanderley. Congratulations Claire!

Lottie Anstee to start funded PhD at Goldsmiths College

21 February 2024

We are very pleased to hear that Lottie Anstee, recent undergraduate student at the Centre for Music and Science (2021-22), has just received a PhD scholarship from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lottie will be starting the PhD in September, working with Lauren Stewart and Katie Rose Sanfilippo. The project concerns...