Daniel J. Levitin

Academic title(s): 


James McGill Professor Emeritus


Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College
Phone: 514.398.6114
Email: daniel.levitin[at]mcgill.ca


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Daniel J. Levitin

Research Area:

Behavioural Neuroscience

Research Summary:

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

Selected References:

Sanders, R. H. & Levitin, D. J. (2020). Towards an Understanding of Control of Complex Rhythmical ‘Wavelike’ Coordination in Humans. Brain Sciences, 10(4), 215.

Levitin, D. J. (2019). Medicine's Melodies: Music, Health and Well-Being. Music and Medicine, 11(4), 236-244.

Levitin, D. J. (2019). Absolute Pitch. In P. J. Rentfrow & D. J. Levitin (Eds.), Foundations of music psychology: Theory and research. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Levitin, D. J, Grahn, J. A., London, J. (2018). The Psychology of Music: Rhythm and Movement. Annual Reviews in Psychology, 69, 51-75.    

*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


* = student and trainee authors


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