Events of the Research Group "Computational Auditory Perception"

Cross-Cultural Research in Music Cognition: Methodologies, Pitfalls, and Practices

Over the past few years, cross-cultural research has become an increasingly important tool for understanding the cultural and biological factors that influence music. At the same time, cross-cultural work carries many pitfalls, as the recent history of the comparative human sciences attests, and is therefore vulnerable to (frequently justified) criticism. This workshop aims to address the gulf that can exist between scientists and ethnomusicologists in conceptualizing and interpreting cross-cultural research.