Dr Peter Harrison
Music and Science
Lecturers, Professors and College Officers,
Peter Harrison is a University Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Music and Director of the Centre for Music and Science. He specializes in computational approaches to music psychology, including cognitive modelling, massive online experiments, and corpus studies. He is particularly interested in understanding the psychological mechanisms that underlie listeners’ appreciation and enjoyment of music, and how musical styles have developed to exploit these mechanisms. He is also an experienced organist and enthusiastic pianist.