Biography

I’m interested in why music exists across all cultures when there is no obvious link to our survival. I intend to find how music could’ve evolved, drawing from the global role of music and its relationships to our neural and physical mechanics. Coming from a sound engineering background, I’m also intrigued by the physical properties of sound and how it’s translated in our brain. I wish to learn more about the human auditory cognition and study the interindividual or culutral differences there may be.

Interests

  • Music Cognition
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Cross-cultural Research

Education

  • MSc in Music, Mind and Brain

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • BMus in Popular Music

    Goldsmiths, University of London

Projects

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Signals Through Music and Dance

We used realistic virtual avatars generated with a 3D game engine to compare the two competing hypotheses on evolutionary origins of music and dance - social bonding and coalition signalling. Participants were shown dancing avatar groups that were engaged in different forms of coordinated dance.

Timbre Perception Test (TPT)

We developed the TPT with the aim to provide a useful tool for the music psychology community for measuring individual differences in timbral perception. In light of the existing literatures on dimensions of the timbre space, the TPT examines participants’ ability to reproduce the heard stimuli along the dimensions of envelope, spectral centroid, and spectral flux.