Music and Language CogSci Incubator April 13th at 2:30 with Acevedo and Temperley

There is growing interest in the 5 Colleges in music cognition and its relation to language. To build on this, Mara Breen (Mount Holyoke Psychology and Education), Joe Pater (UMass Linguistics) and Christopher White (UMass Music and Dance) have organized the first “CogSci Incubator” event. On April 13th, Stephanie Acevedo of Yale University ( and David Temperley of the Eastman School of Music ( will present talks from 2:30 – 5 in N400 of the Integrative Learning Center. This will be followed by a reception at the Hangar  Pub and Grill. In preparation for Temperley’s visit, there will also be two meetings, on April 3rd and 10th, from 3-4:15, to discuss his new book The Musical Language of Rock. Details on those meetings, including location, will be forthcoming.

These events are sponsored by the CogSci Initiative, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Music and Dance. If you are interested in “Incubating” another emerging UMass CogSci research area, please contact Joe Pater.