Related Local Research Groups

Music Informatics, Cognition and Acoustics (MusICA)

MusICA regularly host interdisciplinary research seminars that cover a range of current research topics in fields related to the scientific understanding of sound and music. These topics include human perception of music and sound, technical application and physical generation. For more information about the MusICA seminar series please refer to the MusICA website 

Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group (PPIG)

The Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group (PPIG) aims to bring together individuals who wish to gain an interdisciplinary, deep understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and world. The reading group meets on alternate Wednesdays from 5pm -6.30pm in room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building. If you would like to attend PPIG or subscribe to their mailing list please refer to their website.

Music and Dementia Reading Group

The Music and Dementia Reading group aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in music and dementia to discuss new literature in this field.  We meet on a monthly basis for two hours, during which two papers are presented by individuals and discussed by the group.  Each session focuses on a different area of music and dementia research. The group meets once a month in the Seminar Room, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square. All those interested are very welcome to come.  Please feel free to share this information with colleagues.

Disability Research Edinburgh (DARE)

Disability Research Edinburgh (DARE) is an interdisciplinary group founded in 2014 by George Low that provides a forum for researchers whose work engages with disability. If you would like to get involved with DARE or attend any of their seminars please refer to the DARE website  or contact George Low at

Edinburgh Music Psychology Research Reading Group (EMPRes)

EMPRes reading group holds lunchtime meetings at the University of Edinburgh and discusses new publications in the field of music psychology. Reading group members share their understanding and expertise from different backgrounds including music performance research, neuroscience, experimental, developmental and clinical psychology, and philosophy. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the field.

For more information about EMPRes or for details about the texts for each meeting please refer to the EMPRes website. To join the EMPRes mailing list please contact Dr Nikki Moran (