My primary research area focuses on cognitive developmental issues in the auditory domain. I am especially interested in music perception and cognition, particularly on reciprocal influences between basic psychological processes and musical structures.

I am also interested in the cognitive (nonmusical) consequences of formal music lessons. Some of my research focuses on special populations such as hearing-impaired children with cochlear implants.

My research is currently funded by:

1. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

2. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology and I am cross-appointed as a member of Graduate Faculty in the Faculty of Music. Queries from prospective graduate students and others should be directed to