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PSYC-515 Psychology of Music (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

This course focuses on how we process music in general, both at micro and macro levels. The course explores neural, perceptual, cognitive, as well as social and clinical aspects of both listening to and performing music. Topics discussed include the workings of the brain, comparisons with language, memory for music, development of musicality, individual differences, performance anxiety, and music therapy. Meets with PERF-515. Prerequisite: three psychology courses. Note: theoretical or practical music experience required.