Daniel J. Levitin

Academic title(s): 


James McGill Professor Emeritus


Contact Information:


Office: Stewart Biology Building, N6/11
Phone: 514.398.6114
Email: daniel.levitin[at]mcgill.ca


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1



Research Area:

Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Cognitive neuroscience of music; quantitative methods for analyzing acoustic (and time-series) information.

Selected References:

*Mallik, A., *Chanda, M-L., & Levitin, D. J. (2017). Anhedonia to music and mu-opioids: Evidence from the administration of naltrexone. Scientific Reports, 7, 1-8.

 *Klemp, N., McDermott, R., *Duque, J., *Thibeault, M., *Powell, K., & Levitin, D.mis-takes. Éducation & Didactique, 10(3), 105-120.

Levitin, D. J. & Grafton, S. T. (2016). Measuring the representational space of music with fMRI: a case study with Sting. Neurocase, 22(6), 548-567 DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2016.1216572

*Greenberg, D. M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., Monteiro, B. L., Levitin, D. J., Rentfrow, P. J. (2016). The song is you: Preferences for musical attribute dimensions reflect personality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 597-605.

Levitin, D. J. (2014). Expert violinists can't tell old from new. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), 7168-7169. 

Abrams, D. A., Ryali, S., Chen, T., Balaban, E., Levitin, D. J., & Menon, V. (2013). Multivariate activation and connectivity patterns discriminate speech intelligibility in Wernicke's, Broca's, and Geschwind's areas. Cerebral Cortex, 23(7), 1703-1714.

Bhatara, A. K., Quintin, E. M., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). Early sensitivity to sound ?and musical preferences and enjoyment in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 23(2), 100-108. 

Chanda, M. L., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). The neurochemistry of music. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(4), 179-193.

* = student and trainee authors