Music Cognition Lab
School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6207
fax: +44 (0) 20 7882 7997
email: marcus.pearce [at] qmul.ac.uk

Dr Marcus T. Pearce


Research

2015-date Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing at Queen Mary, University of London. (Leader of the Music Cognition Lab, director of the EEG Laboratory and co-director of the Centre for Mind in Society.)
2011-2015 Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing at Queen Mary, University of London.
2010-2011 Researcher co-investigator on the EPSRC-funded IDyOM project investigating information and neural dynamics in the perception of musical structure at Goldsmiths.
2008-2009 Research fellow in the Laboratory of Neurobiology at UCL investigating the neural basis of aesthetic experience on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust.
2005-2008 Research fellow in the Intelligent Sound and Music Systems (ISMS) group at Goldsmiths working on an EPSRC-funded project investigating the Information Dynamics of Music (GR/S82220/01).

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