Music Cognition Lab

Department of Psychology, Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6
T: 613-533-2490  F: 613-533-2499


Hands playing piano

Research Interests

In our laboratory we are interested in the perceptual, cognitive, and emotional processes involved in music appreciation and understanding. Recent work has focused on individual differences in musical and prosodic skills and sensitivities. We study such topics as absolute pitch, tone deafness, effects of music lessons on nonmusical cognitive skills, musical dyslexia, aging and music, amusia following stroke, and sparing of musical memories in Alzheimer's Disease.

Lola Cuddy

Lola Cuddy

A.M.M., (Music) University of Manitoba (1958)
B.A., (General Arts) University of Manitoba (1959)
M.A., (Psychology) University of Toronto (1961)
Ph.D., (Major in Perception, Minor in Statistics) University of Toronto (1965)

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Editorial Positions

Editor, Music Perception
Associate Editor, Cognitive Processing (PDF, 324 KB)
Consulting Editor, Psychomusicology
Consulting Editor, Musicae Scientiae