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Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Positions in Auditory Neuroscience, Human Interaction & Music

McMaster University

 

Two graduate student positions are available to work with Dr. Laurel Trainor who directs both the Auditory Development Lab (https://trainorlab.mcmaster.ca) and the LIVELab (https://LIVELab.mcmaster.ca) at McMaster University. We do both theoretical and applied research aimed at understanding how we perceive and produce music, and why music is important. Projects include understanding human interaction in musical ensembles using behaviour, motion capture and EEG measures; studying brain oscillations involved in predictive timing and predictive coding; musical development in infants and children; and applications using non-verbal measures to understand auditory perception and communicative processes in nonverbal populations.

 

The research group is multidisciplinary with ties to Engineering, Health Science and Music.  In addition to infant and adult behavioural and EEG labs, students will have access to the internationally acclaimed LIVELab, a research-concert hall capable of simulating almost any acoustical environment and equipped with multiperson EEG, physiology, motion capture and more (https://LIVELab.mcmaster.ca).

 

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Computer Science or other affiliated discipline. General information on the graduate program can be found here: https://science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/graduate-studies. Initial inquires can be directed to Dr. Trainor at LJT@mcmaster.ca. Please include a CV and unofficial transcript with your inquiry.