Research at the MIND lab seeks to understand the networks of brain structure and function that enable musical processes: auditory and multisensory perception, learning and memory of sound structure, sound production, and the human aesthetic and emotional response to sensory stimuli.
Tools for this research include human electrophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, and psychophysical and cognitive experiments as motivated by the following questions:
- How do humans perceive and produce music?
- How can music be used to understand the brain?
- Why do humans enjoy music?
- How can music be used to help people with neurological and psychiatric disorders?