Two graduate student positions are available to work with Dr. Laurel Trainor who directs both the Infant Auditory Lab (https://trainorlab.mcmaster.c
Projects include understanding human interaction in musical ensembles using behaviour, motion capture and EEG measures; studying brain oscillations involved in predictive timing and predictive coding; musical development in infants and children; and applications using non-verbal measures to understand auditory perception and communicative processes in special populations such adults with dementia or hearing loss and children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
The research group is multidisciplinary with ties to Engineering, Health Science and Music. In addition to infant and adult behavioural and EEG labs, students will have access to the internationally acclaimed LIVELab, a research-concert hall capable of simulating almost any acoustical environment and equipped with multiperson EEG, physiology, motion capture and more (https://LIVELab.mcmaster.ca).
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Computer Science or other affiliated disciplines. General information on the graduate program can be found here: https://science.
Initial inquiries can be directed to Dr. Trainor at LJT@mcmaster.ca. Please include a CV and unofficial transcript with your inquiry.
Papers from the lab can be accessed at https://trainorlab.