Under the direction of Dr. Peter Miksza and Dr. Andrew Goldman, the goal of this collaborative group is to pursue interdisciplinary investigations of music and mind. We aim to conduct research that brings members of the Jacobs School of Music together with members of the greater IU community. Accordingly, members of our lab group hail from many programs: music education, music theory, musicology, music performance, cognitive science, psychological and brain sciences, media, etc. We draw from our specialized training as musicians, music theorists, educators, and scientists to investigate music perception and cognition, and the role of music in the human condition, broadly construed.
Information for Potential Members
There are different ways to participate in the Music and Mind Lab.
- Dr. Goldman is currently recruiting graduate students through IU’s cognitive science program. Please contact him for more information on applying (firstname.lastname@example.org). Graduate students conduct original research at IU using our lab facilities.
- All students at IU are invited to apply to join the lab if they wish to conduct original research. Independent study programs are available at IU, which could be used to conduct a research project.
- Research assistants (RAs) are also welcome to apply. There are a variety of tasks necessary to conduct an experiment, and learning how to accomplish these tasks will aid RAs when they eventually do their own research, or will simply provide new skills.
- Finally, members of the IU community at all academic levels are invited to join us. We hold lab meetings every two weeks during the semester to discuss ongoing research projects, hear from guest speakers, discuss published research articles in a journal club format, and for tutorials (such as computer programming and statistics).
All students wishing to be involved with the Music and Mind Lab need to submit an application, which will be considered on an ongoing basis at any point during the year. How to apply to the MaML Lab