Music Cognition Lab
School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
email: marcus.pearce [at] qmul.ac.uk

Dr Marcus T. Pearce


Research positions

2019-date Honorary Professor of Neuroscience at Aarhus University.
2018-2019 Professor of Neuroscience at Aarhus University.
2015-date Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing at Queen Mary University of London and leader of the Music Cognition Lab.
2011-2015 Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing at Queen Mary University of London and leader of the Music Cognition Lab.
2010-2011 Researcher co-investigator at Goldsmiths, University of London, funded by EPSRC.
2008-2009 Research fellow at UCL, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
2005-2008 Research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, funded by EPSRC.

Education

2000-2005 City, University of London PhD
1999-2000 University of Edinburgh MSc in Artificial Intelligence
1994-1997 University of Oxford BA in Experimental Psychology

Funding

Dates Title Role Institution (Partners) Source Reference Amount
2016-2019 How the brain detects patterns in sound sequences Co-Investigator Queen Mary, University of London (Maria Chait, UCL) BB/P003745/1 £491,276
2014-2016 Predicting musical choices using computational models of cognitive and neural processing Principal Investigator Queen Mary, University of London EP/M000702/1 £100,224
2014-2015 Steve Reich: Master of Minimalism Research Partner Queen Mary, University of London (London Sinfonietta, Touchpress)
£125,000
2012-2018 Digital Music Platform Grant Co-investigator Queen Mary, University of London EP/K009559/1 £1,161,334
2011-2013 Information and Neural Dynamics in the Perception of Musical Structure Co-investigator Queen Mary, University of London EP/H01294X/2 £344,472
2010-2011 Information and Neural Dynamics in the Perception of Musical Structure Researcher Co-investigator Goldsmiths, University of London EP/H01294X/1 £757,554