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Research positions in music cognition

Research positions in music cognition

The Music Cognition Group, Universiteit van Amsterdam
(http:///www.hum.uva.nl/mmm/ ), is looking for highly qualified
candidates for a Post-Doctoral and a Research Assistant position to
work on a 3-year research project in the field of Music Cognition,
entitled 'Emergent Cognition through Active Perception' (EmCAP).

The project is funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European
Union and involves a consortium by Dr Sue Denham, Prof Mike Denham and
Dr Eduardo Miranda (University of Plymouth), Dr Henkjan Honing
(University of Amsterdam, Institute for Logic, Language and
Computation), Prof Istvan Winkler (Institute for Psychology, Hungarian
Academy of Sciences), and Prof Gustavo Deco and Prof Xavier Serra
(University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Music Technology Group &
Computational Neuroscience Group).

The goal of the project is to investigate how complex cognitive
behavior in artificial systems can emerge through interacting with an
environment, and how, by becoming sensitive to the properties of the
environment, such systems can develop effective representations and
processing structures autonomously. Music is an ideal domain in which
to investigate complex cognitive behavior, since music, like language,
is a universal phenomenon containing complex abstractions and
temporally extended structures, whose organization is constrained by
underlying rules or conventions that participants need to understand
for effective cognition and interaction. We will investigate the
development of music cognition by combining the complementary
approaches of perceptual experiments using human subjects,
computational modelling, and the implementation of an interactive
embodied cognitive system.

Provisional project start date: 1 October 2005

If you are interested, please send an email to honing@xxxxxx with in
the subject header "vacancy mailing-list" and you will be informed as
further details become available.

For more information see: http:///www.hum.uva.nl/mmm/