Musical information is created, communicated and processed in a wide variety of contexts and activities. Humans engage with music passively (e.g., when listening), actively (e.g., when composing) and interactively (e.g., when improvising or performing with others). Musical information may encode musical sound, perceived musical structure, the affective or semantic content of music, musical gestures or musical interactions. The ability to design and build effective and efficient computing systems for processing musical information requires an understanding of how such information is created, represented, communicated and processed by humans.
This course introduces experimental, theoretical, computational and neuroscientific work that has contributed to our understanding of how musical information is created, represented, communicated and processed, both in the brain and the body, when humans perform musical tasks such as listening, dancing, performing, composing and improvising.
Students who complete this course must gain the following knowledge:
Students who complete the course module must gain the following skills:
Students who complete the course module must gain the following competances:
Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided in accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.
|Name of exam||Music Perception and Cognition|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral examIn accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology: Oral or written examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
With certain aids:Please see semester description.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Musikperception og –kognition|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Media Technology|
|Department||Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|