We seek applicants that, through their scholarly activities, can contribute to both methods and foundational knowledge in neuroscience, while generating new insights into the listening, learning, practice and enjoyment of music. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: using music as a powerful window into basic functionalities of the mind and brain such as memory and attention, the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion, motor functions as linked to music performance and production, the differences in the brains of musicians and non-musicians, and the study of auditory cognitive neuroscience as it relates to music, such as the (dis)similarities in processing between music and speech/language. We welcome scholarship that leverages the entire gamut of techniques available ranging from psychophysics to computation to neuroimaging to neurophysiology. These areas bridge existing research strengths in MARL/Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt and Psychology at the College of Arts and Science. This position is the second of three joint lines between the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) in Steinhardt and core academic units for science and technology research across NYU and is part of a new joint initiative between NYU and the Max Planck Institute, focused on the study of language, music, and emotion.
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