McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Stephen McAdams

Academic title(s): 


Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition (Tier I)

Contact Information:

Phone: 514.398.4535 ext.094827


Mailing Address:
Schulich School of Music
555 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 502
Montreal, QC
H3A 1E3


Stephen McAdams

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Summary:

My work covers the psychoacoustics of musical timbre including psychophysical scaling of acoustic dimensions, physiologically plausible modeling of timbre processing, mental models of musical sound sources, memory for timbre sequences, and affective dimensions of timbre. It also covers the cognitive dynamics of music listening (continuous behavioural and psychophysiological measures of response during music listening) and aspects of the perception of orchestration related to auditory grouping processes.

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