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Marjieh, R., Harrison, P. M. C., Lee, H., Deligiannaki, F., & Jacoby, N. (2024). Timbral effects on consonance disentangle psychoacoustic mechanisms and suggest perceptual origins for musical scales. Nature Communications, 15(1), 1482.

Cheung, V. K. M., Harrison, P. M. C., Koelsch, S., Pearce, M. T., Friederici, A. D., & Meyer, L. (2024). Cognitive and sensory expectations independently shape musical expectancy and pleasure. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 379(1895), 20220420.

Cheston, H., Cross, I., & Harrison, P. M. C. (accepted). Trade-offs in coordination strategies for duet jazz performances subject to network delay and jitter. Music Perception

Cheston, H., Schlichting, J. L., Cross, I., & Harrison, P. M. C. (2024). Cambridge Jazz Trio Database: Automated timing annotation of jazz piano trio recordings processed using audio source separation. PsyArxiv.

Cheston, H., Schlichting, J. L., Cross, I., & Harrison, P. M. C. (2024). Rhythmic qualities of jazz improvisation predict performer identity and style in source-separated audio recordings. PsyArxiv.


Anglada-Tort, M., Harrison, P. M. C., Lee, H., & Jacoby, N. (2023). Large-scale iterated singing experiments reveal oral transmission mechanisms underlying music evolution. Current Biology: CB, 33(8), 1472–1486.e12.

Anstee, L., Müllensiefen, D., & Harrison, P. M. C. (2023). Handedness and musicality in secondary school students. Music Perception, 40(5), 373–394.

Spiro, N., Sanfilippo, K. R. M., McConnell, B. B., Pike-Rowney, G., Bonini Baraldi, F., Brabec, B., Van Buren, K., Camlin, D., Cardoso, T. M., Çifdalöz, B. U., Cross, I., Dumbauld, B., Ettenberger, M., Falkenberg, K., Fouché, S., Frid, E., Gosine, J., Graham-jackson, A. l., Grahn, J. A., … de Wit, K. (2023). Perspectives on musical care throughout the life course: Introducing the Musical Care International Network. Musicae Scientiae, 6.

Cross, I. (2023). Music in the digital age: commodity, community, communion. AI & Society.

Cross, I. (2023). Sharing uncertainty: Music in humanistic and scientific understandings. Musicae Scientiae.

MacIntyre, A. D., Lo, H. Y. J., Cross, I., & Scott, S. (2023). Task-irrelevant auditory metre shapes visuomotor sequential learning. Psychological Research, 87(3), 872–893.

Sanfilippo, K. R. M., Glover, V., Cornelius, V., Amiel Castro, R. T., McConnell, B., Darboe, B., Huma, H. B., Ceesay, H., Ramchandani, P., Cross, I., & Stewart, L. (2023). Expression of antenatal symptoms of common mental disorders in The Gambia and the UK: a cross-sectional comparison study. BMJ Open, 13(7), e066807.

Yu, C. G., Blackwell, A. F., & Cross, I. (2023). Perception of rhythmic agency for conversational labeling. Human–Computer Interaction.


Anglada-Tort, M., Harrison, P. M. C., & Jacoby, N. (2022). REPP: A robust cross-platform solution for online sensorimotor synchronization experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 54(5), 2271–2285.

Sanders, S., & Harrison, P. M. C. (2022). A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces. Audio Engineering Society Convention 153

Silas, S., Müllensiefen, D., Gelding, R., Frieler, K., & Harrison, P. M. C. (2022). The associations between music training, musical working memory, and visuospatial working memory: an opportunity for causal modeling. Music Perception, 39(4), 401–420.

van Rijn, P., Mertes, S., Schiller, D., Dura, P, Siuzdak, H., Harrison, P. M. C., André, E. and Jacoby, N. (2022). VoiceMe: Personalized voice generation in TTS. Interspeech 2022.

Cao, E. L., Blinderman, C. D., & Cross, I. (2022). Reconsidering empathy: An interpersonal approach and participatory arts in the medical humanities. In T. Jones & K. Pachucki (Eds.), The Medical/Health Humanities-Politics, Programs, and Pedagogies (pp. 115–128). Springer International Publishing.

Cross, I. (2022). Music, memory and narrative: The art of telling in Tale of Tales. Animation, 17(3), 334–346.

Lillywhite, A., Nijhof, D., Glowinski, D., Giordano, B. L., Camurri, A., Cross, I., & Pollick, F. E. (2022). A functional magnetic resonance imaging examination of audiovisual observation of a point-light string quartet using intersubject correlation and physical feature analysis. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, 921489.

Robledo, J.-P., Cross, I., Boada-Bayona, L., & Demogeot, N. (2022). Back to basics: A re-evaluation of the relevance of imprinting in the genesis of Bowlby’s attachment theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1033746.

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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...