Curriculum Vitae (2019)



Harvard University, PhD, Psychology, 1983

Yale University, MA, Philosophy, 1979

Vassar College, BA, General and Departmental Honors, Biopsychology, 1978

Trinity College of Music, London, Associate’s Diploma in Violin Performance

         (ATCL, International Exam Board), 1973




SRM University – Amaravati

         Inaugural Vice Chancellor

         (helped launch a new university in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, India, 2018-2019)


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

         President Emeritus (12th President, 2011-2015)


Tufts University

         Provost & Senior Vice President, 2002-2011


Dartmouth College

         Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 2001-2002

         Deputy Provost, 2000-2001

         Associate Dean of the Faculty (Social Sciences), 1997-2000




Dartmouth College, Distinguished Fellow, 2016-2018


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

          Professor, 2011-2015


Tufts University

         Professor, 2002-2011

                  Department of Psychology (School of Arts & Sciences)

                  Department of Neuroscience (School of Medicine)

                  Department of Music, 2007-2011


Dartmouth College

         Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (orig Psychology)

                  John Wentworth Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 1997-2002

                  Professor, 1995-2002

                  Associate Professor, 1989-1995

                  Assistant Professor, 1983-1989

         Faculty Appointments in Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Programs:

                  Program in Linguistics & Cognitive Science, 1989-2002

                  Program in Electro-Acoustic Music, 1989-2002

                  Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, 1991-2002


Other Appointments

         Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016

         Stanford University: Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1993-94

         Stanford University, sabbatical, 1987

         Carnegie-Mellon University, sabbatical, 1986

         Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, Visiting Scientist, 1986

         Cornell University, Research Support Technician, 1982-83




Glorious India Award, 2017

Pride of America Honoree, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011


Honorary Fellow, Foreign Policy Association, 2011

Distinguished Achievement Award, Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College, 2005

Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Special Award, Dartmouth College (given by the Student Assembly), 2002

Honorary member of the Dartmouth Class of 2002, awarded by the graduating class

Huntington Teaching Award, Dartmouth College, 1989

Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1985

Swinbourne Prize in Biology, Vassar College, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, 1978




National Institutes of Health

        1999-2004: “Brain Imaging and Auditory Cognition” ($376,825), Co-PI on program project grant “Program in Cognitive Neuroscience” ($5,555,811), PI: M.S. Gazzaniga, 2P50 NS17778-18

        1990-1993: "Cortical Networks in Auditory Pattern Perception", Co-PI with M. Tramo on program project grant "Program in Cognitive Neuroscience”, PI: MS Gazzaniga, NS17778

         Chair, Steering Committee, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 2008-2011

                  Funded and designated by National Institutes of Health, Clinical and Translation Science Award, PI: Harry P Selker, UL1 RR025752.


National Science Foundation

        1996-2000: "Auditory Anchoring" ($205,610), SBR-9601287

        1993-96: "Modeling and Studies of Auditory Cognition" ($188,782), DBS-9222358

        1993-94: Grant toward Fellowship at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, SES-9022192

        1989-92:  "Modeling the Acquisition of Expectancies in Music" ($100,248), BNS-8910778


McDonnell and Pew Foundations

        1989-1992: Training grant in Cognitive Neuroscience, Co-PI with PI: M.S. Gazzaniga


Keck Foundation

        1988: Scientific Courseware Grant, "A Neural Net Learning Simulator”

        1985: Scientific Courseware Grant, "MindLab, a Macintosh Laboratory for Perception & Cognition" Co-PI with John C Baird


Dartmouth College

        1987: Faculty Fellowship

        1993: Senior Faculty Grant

        1988-1990: Rockefeller Center, "Mind and Music: A Cross-Cultural Simulation", Co-PI with David E Jones




Board of Trustees, Vassar College


                  Chair, Committee on Academic Affairs, 2015-2019

                  Other committees: Executive Committee; Audit; Budget & Finance


                  Chair, Committee on Budget & Finance, 1995-1999

                  Other committees: Executive Committee; Buildings & Grounds

Higher Education Overseas Indian Conclave, IIT-Gandhinagar, 2018-present

Board of Governors, SRM University – Amaravati, India, 2018-2019

Board of Managers, SRM University – Amaravati, India, 2017-2018

Board of Advisors, Indian International Model UN, 2017-present

Board of Trustees, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2012-2015

Board of Trustees, NY State Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities, 2015

Board of Directors, Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation, 2013-2016

Council of Presidents, Association of Governing Boards, 2014-present

Boston Global Bridge Institute, 2009-2011

Board of Visitors, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, 2008-2011

Board of Corporators, Hallmark Health System, 2006-2011

Advisory Board, NAMM Foundation (International Foundation for Music Research), 2000-2010

Board of Governors, University Press of New England, 2000-2001

Board of Directors, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, 1992-1994

Board of Directors, Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College, 1991-1995




New England Association of Schools and Colleges, visiting team for accreditation review:

         Quinnipiac University (Chair), 2014

         Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, 2009

         University of Vermont, 2009

         University of Connecticut, 2007


Middle States Commission on Higher Education, visiting team for accreditation review:

         New York Academy of Art (Chair), 2016

         Corcoran College of Art and Design (Chair), 2014


Eastern Massachusetts Health Care Initiative (Executive Committee), 2009


Canada Fund for Innovation and Fonds de recherche du Québec, Expert Committee, 2006


National Science Foundation, Advisory Panel, Program in Human Cognition & Perception, 1993-1997




Music Perception

         Editor, 1994-1998

         Associate Editor, 1992-94

         Consulting Editor, 1986-92


Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance

         Consulting Editor, 1989-1994


Manuscripts and grant proposals reviewed for numerous academic journals, funding agencies, and book publishers.





BW Business World, “Bridging the gap between institution and industry” (with Padma Jaiswal), Engineering Excellence Conclave, New Delhi, July 3, 2019.


Forum for the Future of Higher Education, “A greenfield university in a greenfield city: An Indian adventure”, Aspen Institute, Aspen, June 12, 2019.


ASU GSV Summit, “Realizing change: Practical solutions for major reform in higher education” (with Ben Nelson and Mallory Dwinal), San Diego, April 23, 2019.


Rubin Museum “Brainwave” (with Maya Beiser), January 11, 2014.


World Science Festival, “Sunday at the Met: Art and the Mind” (with Luke Syson), New York, June 2, 2013.


TEDx, “The Dirty Little Secret About Learning”, April 24, 2012.


New York Academy of Sciences, “Music and Mind: The Magical Power of Sound”, December 12, 2012.


Cooper Union Great Hall, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle with India” (with Joseph Lelyveld), April 16, 2012.


Education Update (with Pola Rosen), March 11, 2011.


World Science Festival, “Spotlight” (with Faith Salie, Debra Fischer, Mark Moffett, Mario Livio), New York, June 5, 2010.


World Science Festival, “Music and the Spark of Spontaneity” (with John Schaefer, Pat Methany, Charles Limb, Aaron Berkowitz, Gary Marcus), New York, June 4, 2011.


World Science Festival, “Good Vibrations: The Science of Sound” (with John Schaefer, Polygraph Lounge), June 3, 2010.


World Science Festival, “Notes and Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus” (with John Schaefer, Bobby McFerrin, Daniel Levitin & Lawrence Parsons), June 12, 2009.


WNYC, “Behind the Universal Language”, Soundcheck (with John Schaefer, Laura-Lee Balkwill), , New York, June 12, 2009.


New England Cable News (NECN), “Reconciliation in Iraq” (Barbara Macleod), July 8, 2008.


New England Cable News (NECN), “Iraqi Leaders Find Common Ground in Secrecy” (John Moroney), April 28, 2008.


WVKR, “The Library Café” (Thomas Hill), Poughkeepsie, NY, February 26, 2008.


Public Radio International, “Grey Matters: Music and the Brain" (Mandy Patinkin), March 1998.


New York Times, "The Mystery of Music: How it Works in the Brain" (Sandra Blakeslee), May 16, 1995.


US News and World Report, “The Musical Brain” (WF Allman), June, 1990, pp 56-62.


PCTV (Giles Bateman, Host/Producer) segment on DartNet, January, 1995.


Discover Magazine, “Music of the Hemispheres” (James Shreeve) October 1, 1995.




Cooper Union World Forum (undergraduate)


Undergraduate Courses taught (at Dartmouth except where specified):

         Higher Education in Crisis: Finance, Policy & Pedagogy

         Introductory Psychology (team taught)


         Thought, Memory and Language

         Experimental Study of Cognition

         Experimental Design, Methodology & Data Analysis

         Auditory Perception & Music Cognition

         Modeling Cognition with Neural Nets

         Sophomore Tutorial (Harvard, Department of Psychology)


Graduate courses taught (Dartmouth):

         Graduate Proseminar (team taught)

         Graduate Core Seminar in Perception and Cognition

         Auditory Perception and Music Cognition

         Measurement and Statistics II


Guest lectures in courses (Dartmouth)

         Children’s Musical Development and Learning (Dept of Child Development, Tufts)

         Culture and Learning: Issues for Education (Dept of Child Development, Tufts)

         Psychology of Music (Dept of Music, Tufts)

         Physics of Music (Dept of Physics, Dartmouth)

         Reason & Argument (Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth)

         Chance (Dept of Mathematics, Dartmouth)

         Artificial Intelligence (Dept of Computer Science, Dartmouth)


Undergraduate honors/research students and thesis committees (Dartmouth unless indicated otherwise):

         Curtis Snook (Harvard), Joanna Morris, Tracy Gleason, Mark Wachen, Kristine Taylor, Ian Davis, Subhobrata Mitra, Mark McNellis, Vadim Sarma, Kristin Maczko, Laura Gibson, Benjamin Berk, Lauren Fontein, Jeffrey Birk


Graduate research students and thesis committees (Dartmouth unless indicated otherwise):

         Paula Schnurr, Terri Lustick, Nicholas Oram (Queens University, Canada), Catherine Stevens (University of Sydney), Bernice Laden (University of Washington), Keiko Stoeckig, Timothy Hubbard, Hasan Tekman, Christopher Langmead, Damen Peterson, Einar Mencl, Jeremy Goodridge, Timothy Justus, Rebecca Pittenger, Barbara Tillmann (Université de Bourgogne), Meagan Curtis, Josh McDermott (MIT), Peter Todd (Stanford).


Postdoctoral fellows: Mark Wessinger, Barbara Tillmann, Petr Janata, Meagan Curtis




Bombay Chamber Orchestra

Vassar College Orchestra (Concert Master)

Calhoun College Orchestra, Yale University

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Harvard University

Bach Society Orchestra, Harvard University




Bharucha, J. (2019). From passive to active learning. India Today, August 19.


Large, E., Kim, J.C., Flaig, N., Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C. (2016). A neurodynamic account of musical tonality. Music Perception, 33, 319-331.


Bharucha, J. (2013). Education in South Asia: Time bomb or silver bullet? In A. Najam & M. Yusuf (Eds.), South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures. NY: Anthem Press.


Bharucha, J., Goldstein, M., Grabois, N., Zimmer, R. & Van Zandt, D. (2012). Keynote Panel: What ought universities look like in 20 to 30 years? Social Research, 79 [Special issue on The Future of Higher Education], 551-572.


Bharucha, J, Curtis, M.E. & Paroo, K. (2011). Musical communication as alignment of brain states. In P. Rebuschat, M. Rohrmeier, J.A. Hawkins & I. Cross (Eds.), Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Bharucha, J., Curtis, M.E. & Paroo, K. (2011). Alignment of brain states: Response to commentaries. In P.M. Rebuschat, M. Rohrmeier, P.A. Hawkins & I. Cross (Eds.), Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Curtis, M.E. & Bharucha, J. (2010). The minor third communicates sadness in speech, mirroring its use in music. Emotion, 10, 335-348.


Bharucha, J. (2009). The synchronization of brains. In J Brockman (Ed), This Will Change Everything. New York: Harper Perennial.


Ambady, N. & Bharucha, J. (2009). Culture and the brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 342-345.


Bharucha, J. (2009). Overlapping crises. Inside Higher Ed, December 10.


Bharucha, J. (2009). From frequency to pitch, and from pitch class to musical key: Shared principles of learning and perception. Connection Science, 21, 177-192.


Curtis, M.E. & Bharucha, J. (2009). Memory and musical expectation for tones in cultural context. Music Perception, 26, 365-375.


Bharucha, J. (2009). Stretching your mind. In J Brockman (Ed.), What Have You Changed Your Mind About? New York: Harper Collins.


Bharucha, J. & Curtis, M.E. (2008). Affective spectra, synchronization and motion: Aspects of the emotional response to music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 579.


Bharucha, J. (2008). In Helsinki, a meeting of minds. Tufts Magazine, XV(4), 10-11.


Tillmann, B., Janata, P., Birk, J. & Bharucha, J. (2008). Tonal centers and expectancy: Facilitation or inhibition of chords at the top of the harmonic hierarchy? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1031-1043.


Bharucha, J. (2008). Cognitive dilemmas in higher education. In M.E. Devlin (Ed), Futures Forum 2008. Cambridge, MA: Forum for the Future of Higher Education and NACUBO.



Bharucha, J. (2008). Expectation as an implicit process (Tribute to Leonard B Meyer). Music Perception, 25, 477-478.


Bharucha, J. (2008). America can teach Asia a lot about science, technology, and math. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54 (20), January 25, pp A33-34.


Bharucha, J. (2007) The globalization of higher education. In J. Brockman (Eds), What Are You Optimistic About? New York: Harper Collins.


Bharucha, J. (2007). Mind over music. A space for music. Tufts Magazine, XIV(2), 15-18.


Bharucha, J. (2006). Squeeze a bit more from this sponge. Times Higher Education Supplement, September 8, p. 4. London: TSL Education. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/squeeze-a-bit-more-from-this-sponge/205239.article


Bharucha, J., Curtis, M.E. & Paroo, K. (2006). Varieties of musical experience. Cognition, 100, 131-172.


Janata, P., Birk, J., Van Horn, J.D., Leman, M., Tillmann, B. & Bharucha, J. (2003). The cortical topography of tonal structures underlying Western music. Science, 298, 2167-2170.


Tillmann, B., Bharucha, J. & Bigand, E. (2003). Learning and perceiving musical structures: further insights from artificial neural networks. In R. Zatorre & I. Peretz (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music. Oxford University Press.


Tillmann, B., Janata, P. & Bharucha, J. (2003). Activation of the inferior frontal

cortex in musical priming. Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 145-161.


Janata, P., Birk, J.L., Tillmann, B. & Bharucha, J. (2003). Online detection of tonal pop-out in modulating contexts. Music Perception, 20, 283-306.


Tillmann, B., Janata, P., Birk, J. & Bharucha, J. (2003). The costs and benefits of tonal centers for chord processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29: 470-482.


Janata, P., Tillmann, B., & Bharucha, J. (2002). Listening to polyphonic music recruits domain-general attention and working memory circuits. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2, 121-140.


Tillmann, B. & Bharucha, J. (2002). Effect of harmonic relatedness on detection of temporal asynchronies. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 640-649.


Justus, T.C. & Bharucha, J. (2002). Music perception and cognition. In H. Pashler & S. Yantis (Eds.), Stevens Handbook of Experimental Psychology (3rd Ed). New York: Wiley.


Justus, T.C. & Bharucha, J. (2001). Modularity in musical processing: The automaticity of harmonic priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 1000-1011.


Tillmann, B., Bharucha, J., &  Bigand, E. (2001). Implicit learning of regularities in Western tonal music by self-organization. In R.M. French & J.P. Sougne (Eds.), Connectionist Models of Learning, Development and Evolution. Heidelberg: Springer.


Tillmann, B., Bharucha, J. & Bigand, E. (2000). Implicit learning of tonality: A self-organizing approach. Psychological Review, 107, 885–913.


Tillmann, B. & Bharucha, J. (1999). Perceiving and learning harmonic structure: Some news from MUSACT. International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, 4, 289-300.


Bharucha, J. (1998). Neural nets, temporal composites and tonality. In D. Deutsch (Ed.), The Psychology of Music (2d Ed). New York: Academic Press [Reprinted in D.L. Levitin (Ed.) (2002), Foundations of Cognitive Psychology. Cambridge: MIT Press]


Tekman, H.G. & Bharucha, J. (1998). Implicit knowledge versus psychoacoustic similarity in priming of chords. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 24, 252-260.


Bharucha, J. (1996). Melodic anchoring. Music Perception, 13, 383-400.


Bharucha, J. & Mencl, W.E. (1996). Two issues in auditory cognition: Self-organization of categories and pitch-invariant pattern recognition. Psychological Science, 7, 142-149.


Bharucha, J. (1995). Neural nets and musical cognition. In R. Steinberg (Ed.), Music and the Mind Machine. Berlin/New York: Springer.


Bharucha, J. (1995). Editorial. Music Perception, 3, 271-272.


Bharucha, J. (1993). Tonality and expectation. In R. Aiello (Ed.), Musical Perceptions. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Translated into Japanese).


Tekman, H.G. & Bharucha, J. (1992). Time course of chord priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 51, 33-39.


Bharucha, J. (1992). Tonality and learnability. In M.R. Jones & S. Holleran (Eds.), Cognitive bases of musical communication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Tramo, M.J. & Bharucha, J. (1991). Musical priming by the right hemisphere post-callosotomy. Neuropsychologia, 29, 313-325.


Bharucha, J. (1991). Cognitive and brain mechanisms in perceptual learning. In J., Sundberg, L. Nord & R. Carlson (Eds.), Music, Language, Speech and Brain. London: Macmillan.


Bharucha, J. (1991). Pitch, harmony and neural nets: A psychological approach. In P. Todd & G. Loy (Eds.), Music and Connectionism.  Cambridge: MIT Press.


Bharucha, J., & Todd, P. (1991). Modeling the perception of tonal structure with neural nets. Computer Music Journal, 13, 44-53. [Reprinted in P. Todd & G. Loy (Eds.), Music and Connectionism (pp 128-137). Cambridge: MIT Press.]


Tramo, M.J., Bharucha, J. & Musiek, F.E. (1990). Music perception and cognition following bilateral lesions of auditory cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 195-212.


Bharucha, J. & Olney, K.L. (1989). Tonal cognition and artificial intelligence: Priming studies and connectionist modeling. Contemporary Music Review, 4, 341-356.  [Reprinted in McAdams, S. & Deliege, I. (Eds.), Music and the Cognitive Sciences. New York: Harwood. [Translated and published in French as La Musique et les Sciences Cognitives, Brussels: Pierre Mardaga Editions].


Hubbard, T.L., & Bharucha, J. (1988). Judged displacement in apparent vertical and horizontal motion. Perception & Psychophysics, 44, 211-221.


Bharucha, J. (1987). Music cognition and perceptual facilitation: A connectionist framework. Music Perception, 5, 1-30.


Bharucha, J. & Stoeckig, K. (1987). Priming of chords: Spreading activation or overlapping frequency spectra? Perception & Psychophysics, 41, 519-524.


Bharucha, J. (1987). MUSACT: A connectionist model of musical harmony. In Proceedings of Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp508-517). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Bharucha, J., Meike, B. & Baird, J.C. (1987). The Macintosh as a user-friendly laboratory for perception and cognition. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 19, 131-134.


Bharucha, J., & Stoeckig, K. (1986). Reaction time and musical expectancy: Priming of chords. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 12, 403-410.


Bharucha, J. & Pryor, J. (1986). Disrupting the isochrony underlying rhythm: An asymmetry in discrimination Perception & Psychophysics, 40, 137-141.


Bharucha, J. (1986). Review of Cognitive processes in the perception of art by WR Crozier & AJ Chapman. Music Perception, 3, 315-322.


Krumhansl, C., & Bharucha, J. (1986). 1) Absolute pitch 2) Psychology of music 3) Tests of musical capacity and ability. In D.M. Randel (Ed.), Harvard Dictionary of Music  (Rev ed). Cambridge: Harvard University Press.


Bharucha, J. Olney, K.L. & Schnurr, P.P. (1985). Detection of coherence-disrupting and coherence-conferring alterations in text. Memory & Cognition, 13, 573-578.


Bharucha, J. (1985). Kognitive Musikpsychologie. In H. Bruhn, R. Oerter & H. Rosing

         (Eds. and trans.), Musikpsychologie: Ein Handbuch in Schlusselbegriffen (pp 123-132). Munich: Urban & Schwarzenberg.


Bharucha, J. (1984). Anchoring effects in music: The resolution of dissonance. Cognitive Psychology, 16, 485-518.


Bharucha, J. (1984). Event hierarchies, tonal hierarchies, and assimilation: A reply to Deutsch and Dowling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 113, 421-425.


Castellano, M.A., Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C.L. (1984). Tonal hierarchies in the music of North India. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 113, 394-412.


Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C.L. (1983). The representation of harmonic structure in music: Hierarchies of stability as a function of context. Cognition, 13, 63-102.


Krumhansl, C.L., Bharucha, J. & Castellano, M.A. (1982). Key distance effects on perceived harmonic structure in music. Perception & Psychophysics, 32, 96-108.


Krumhansl, C.L., Bharucha, J. & Kessler, E.J. (1982). Perceived harmonic structure of chords in three related musical keys. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 8, 24-36.


Rahman, Y.E., Hanson, W.R., Bharucha, J., Ainsworth, E.J. & Jaroslow, B.N. (1978). Mechanisms of reduction of antitumor drug toxicity by liposome encapsulation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 308, 325-342.






MindLab: Macintosh program for picture-oriented experiments in psychology. Developed with Blake Meike, John C. Baird. Sold by Intellimation Library for the Macintosh.


DartNet; Backpropagation neural net simulator for the Macintosh. Developed with Sean Nolan.




Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) Heritage Foundation, “Alumni Engagement”, October 22, 2016

College Board Colloquium, panelist, January 11, 2016

Icahn Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, “Music and Medicine”, October 21, 2014

Union County College, “Music and the Brain”, February 25, 2014

Union College, Keynote Address, Symposium on Engineering and the Liberal Arts, June 7, 2013

New York Academy of Sciences, “Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound”, December 12, 2012

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, “Music Synchronizes Brain States Through Emotion, Movement and the Recognition of Structure”, October 10, 2012

Yale University, Shulman Lecture: “The Alignment and Synchronization of Brain States Through Music” February 21, 2012

New York University, Psychology Department Colloquium, “Music Cognition: Structure and Affect”, February 2, 2012

American Psychological Association, panel on “Psychology as a STEM discipline”, San Diego, August 14, 2010

Wellesley College, neuroscience colloquium, April 13, 2010

Council on Foreign Relations, New York, panel on higher education partnerships with India, April 9, 2010

Indo-American Education Summit, Bangalore keynote address, November 13, 2009

US Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick, MA, William Porter Memorial Lecture, “Music, Brain and Culture”, June 29, 2009

World Science Festival, New York, “Notes and Neurons: In Search of Common Chorus” (with Daniel Levitin, Bobby Mcferrin, Lawrence Parsons; produced by Elena Mannes, Jessica Bari), June 12, 2009

Longy School of Music, Board of Visitors, “Music, Learning & the Mind”, April 14, 2009

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 123rd Annual Meeting and Conference, Boston, panel on “The Cognitive Age”, December 4, 2008

Mass Insight Corporation, US-China-India Innovation Partnership Conference, Boston, panel on “21st Century Science & Engineering Programs and Talent Partnerships”, December 12, 2008

Teagle Foundation, Board of Trustees, “Cognitive Dilemmas for Higher Education”, February 22, 2008

Vassar College, Distinguished Visitor, Carolyn Grant ’36 Endowment, “Music, Mind and the Ineffable”, February 21, 2008

Tufts University, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, “Cognitive Dilemmas for Higher Education”, January 17, 2008

American Council on Education workshop, From Competition to Collaboration: Thriving in a Global Future/US-UK Leadership Dialogue, Chair, panel on “Emerging Models of Partnerships”, Washington, DC, 2007

Aspen Institute, Forum for the Future of Higher Education, “Cognitive Dilemmas for Higher Education”, October 2, 2007

Conference on Language and Music as Cognitive Systems, Cambridge University, keynote address “Musical Communication as Alignment of Non-propositional Brain States”, May 12, 2007

Phi Beta Kappa, Delta chapter of Massachusetts, Oration: “Learning, Cognition and the Brain” April 22, 2007

Smith College, “Music, Brain and Culture”, December 8, 2006

Harvard University, Humanities Center, series on Cognitive Theory and the Arts: "Cultural Differences in Music and Perception: Studies Using fMRI and Neural Net Models", December 7, 2006

Hampshire College, Program in Culture, Brain & Development, “Music, Brain and Culture”, 2006

Massachusetts Medical Society (Charles River District), “Music and the Brain”, 2006

Tufts-New England Medical Center, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Music and the Brain”, 2005

Massachusetts Medical Society (Norfolk District), “Music and the Brain”, 2005

McGill University, Hebb Lecture Series, “The Cognitive Nature of Music”, 2005

St Botolph’s Club, Boston, 2005

Vassar College, Annual Distinguished Achievement Award Lecture, “Mind, Brain and Music”, 2005

Hampshire College, Program in Cognitive Science, 2003

Harvard University, Humanities Center, 2001

McGill University, 2001

Reed College, Departments of Psychology and Music, 2000

Symposium on the Neuroscience of Music, Niigata, Japan, 1999

Université Rene Descartes, Department of Psychology, Paris, 1999

Université de Bourgogne, Psychology Colloquium, 1998

Columbia University, Department of Music Colloquium, 1998

National Academy of Science, 1997

Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Audiology, 1994, 1996

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology, 1994

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1994

Vassar College, Psychology Colloquium, 1994

Stanford/Berkeley Symposium in Music Cognition, Stanford Department of Music, 1994

Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), 1994

Stanford University, Department of Psychology, 1993

UCLA, Cognitive Science, 1993

Harvard Medical School, Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, 1993

Queens University (Canada), Department of Psychology, 1993

University of Pennsylvania, Psychology Colloquium, 1992

Johns Hopkins University, Psychology Colloquium, 1992

Siemens Institute (Congress on the Psychophysiology and Psychopathology of Music), Munich, Germany, 1992

MIT Media Lab, 1991

University of Washington, School of Music, 1991

Bates College, Psychology Colloquium, 1991

International Wenner-Gren Symposium on Music, Language, Speech and Brain, Stockholm, Sweden, 1990

Herbert von Karajan Symposium on Musical Intelligence, Vienna, Austria, 1990

Ohio State University (APA symposium on Cognitive Bases of Musical Communication), 1990

Columbia University, Psychology Colloquium, 1989

Queens University (Canada), 1989

Ohio State University, Psychology Colloquium, 1989

Evergreen State College, Colloquium, 1989

MIT, Media Lab, 1988

University of Pennsylvania, Sloan Cognitive Science lecture series, 1988

Brown University, Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, 1988

Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), 1988

Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, 1988

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, 1986

University of Texas at Dallas, 1984

Vassar College, Cognitive Science colloquium, 1984


List of research conference presentations available upon request