Laboratory of Dale Purves, M.D., Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University


“Overview: Stimuli in other sensory domains, audition for example, are also ambiguous in that the physical properties of the stimulus cannot specify its real-world source. A statistical approach similar in principle to that used to rationalize the percepts elicited by visual stimuli can be used to explain why we hear tones the way we do.”

As the Director of the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders program at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Executive Director of the Neuroscience Research Partnership at A*STAR, both located in Singapore, Purves has a lab in Singapore as well:

Music Dynamics Lab

The Music Dynamics Laboratory in Florida Atlantic University is focused on discovering the general principles behind the neural dynamics that underlie music perception and cognition, specifically they are currently testing processes underlying pitch, rhythm and tonality, the perception of song, and the experience of emotion in music.

On the website, they have provided links depicting the head of the lab, Dr. Edward Large, and the various people involved in the lab. There is also a link that leads to multiple publications produced by the laboratory, as well as a port to multimedia presentations describing its findings.