NEA Research Labs: Cognition and Coordination in Music Across the Lifespan (CALM)

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Our Purpose

The NEA Research Lab at USF examines the effects of cognition and coordination in music education and music interventions across the lifespan. This work has been developed at the intersection of our initiatives to understand developmental differences, psychological effects, and brain mechanisms underlying music learning and music interventions.



Interested in Volunteering or a Collaboration? Volunteer opportunities are available to students from a wide variety of disciplines. Students are trained on data collection, data entry, data checking, and statistical analysis. They also learn various software applications for experimental data collection.

If you are student interested in gaining research experiences in a dynamic interdisciplinary lab, please complete the following form.

Participate in a Study

Want to learn a new instrument or how to read music? Want to meet others who enjoy music? There are many opportunities to get involved in research.

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The opinions expressed in materials on this website are those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information included in these materials and is not responsible for any consequences of its use. This NEA Research Lab is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (Award #: 1891842-38-22).