Central theme of the conference is music cognition, i.e., the study of the cognitive processes involved when humans listen to music and when they create or perform music. Submissions are invited that report empirical and theoretical research that contributes to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated. Research is welcome from a broad range of disciplines, such as psychology, psychophysics, philosophy, aesthetics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, psychoacoustics, linguistics, music theory, anthropology, cognitive science, education.

The conference consists of invited keynote lectures, workshops, papers and poster sessions, and symposia arranged around specific themes.

Topics include:
  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics
  • Aesthetics
  • Cognitive ethnomusicology
  • Cognitive modeling of music
  • Cognitive musicology
  • Composition and improvisation
  • Computational Modeling of Music
  • Cross-cultural studies of music
  • Memory and music
  • Musical development
  • Musical timbre
  • Music and emotions
  • Music and evolution
  • Music and language
  • Music and meaning
  • Music and movement
  • Music and neuroscience
  • Music and personality
  • Music and well-being
  • Music education
  • Music performance
  • Music therapy
  • Perception and response
  • Pitch and tonal perception
  • Rhythm, meter, and timing
  • Social psychology of music