Call for Participation: NEMCOG @ Wesleyan!


The next semiannual meeting of the Northeast Music Cognition Group (NEMCOG) will take place at Wesleyan University on Saturday April 4, 2015. The goal of NEMCOG is to facilitate interaction among researchers at institutions along the Northeast Corridor who are interested in the area of music cognition, to discuss research in the field, and to identify topics of joint interest and areas for potential collaboration.

To register for the event, please RSVP to the NEMCOG organizers at by Sunday, March 15, 2015. Continental breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

8:00 – 9:00     Registration and breakfast
9:00 – 10:00    Short talks: Session I
10:00 – 10:30   Coffee break
10:30 – 11:30   Short talks: Session II
11:30 – 12:00   Coffee break
12:00 – 1:300   Short talks: Session III
1:00 – 2:00     Lunch
2:00 – 3:00     Keynote
3:00 – 3:30     Coffee break
3:30 – 4:30     Concert
4:30 – 5:00     Panel discussion with performers and scientists
5:00 – 6:00     Open house
6:00 onwards    Informal gathering (on your own – list of restaurants will be provided)

We invite submissions of very short (8-minute) presentations of research for an interdisciplinary audience. This year, we especially welcome abstract submissions in honor of David Wessel (1942 – 2014), Professor of Music at UC Berkeley, founding director of Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, and past president of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. We hope to make slots for eight-minute talks available to all, but in an effort to make room for speakers who have not spoken at NEMCOG previously, we may have to turn down some requests for slots at this meeting. If you would like to do a presentation, please indicate so in your RSVP with a tentative title and a short abstract or bio. All presented abstracts and bios will be shared with our attendees and posted on our web site.

If you are unable to come to this meeting but would like to remain as an interested non-attendee, you could be kept abreast of the group’s activities through continued inclusion on our e-mail list. If this message was forwarded to you by a colleague or through another e-mail list, and you would like to receive our regular announcements, please sign up for our mailing lists at

Please circulate this invitation widely to anybody that you think might be interested and able to attend either this meeting or future meetings elsewhere in the Northeast Corridor region.

Organizing Committee
Psyche Loui, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University
Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music, Wesleyan University
Ron Kuivila, University Professor of Music, Wesleyan University
Gloster Aaron, Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University
Ed Large, Professor of Psychology, University of Connecticut

Executive Committee
Morwaread Farbood, NYU
Psyche Loui, Wesleyan University
Panayotis Mavromatis, NYU
Ève Poudrier, Yale
Ian Quinn, Yale