Music Cognition Lab

Music Cognition Lab

The Music Cognition Lab brings together people from different disciplinary backgrounds to ask questions about music that lie at the intersection of the humanities and the sciences. Housed in the Woolworth Center for Musical Studies, the lab supports research in the cognitive science of music, and strives to interleave sensitive humanistic insight with methods drawn from psychology and neuroscience. An emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.

How to Get Involved

Graduate students interested in music cognition can apply to the PhD program in musicology.

Graduate students pursuing other degree programs at Princeton are welcome to reach out about relevant coursework and lab events.

Undergraduate students interested in music cognition should contact Elizabeth Margulis. Each semester, several RA positions are available for undergraduates, and students in the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Music departments have completed their thesis and JP work in the lab.