Five College Consortium

Music Cognition

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Amherst College

Current theories of cognitive psychology will be evaluated in light of what is known about the effects of musical stimuli on learning, memory, and emotion. The course will begin by examining how musical information is stored and, subsequently, retrieved from memory. Particular attention will be paid to comparing learning and memory of musical and non-musical stimuli. The course will also compare the behavior of trained and untrained musicians to determine how expertise influences cognitive performance. Finally, the course will consider the ability of music to elicit emotional responses and the psychological basis for its use in applied settings.

Requisite: PSYC 233 or 234. Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester. Professor Schulkind.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Music Cognition
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Matthew Schulkind

T 02:00PM-04:30PM

MERR 314