Andrew Goldman studies the cognition and neuroscience of musical improvisation, drawing from his training as a concert pianist and composer. Andrew’s experiments explore how degrees of improvisation experience in musicians and dancers affect sound perception and motor planning. His research helps define what improvisation is, how people learn to do it, and the role improvisation plays in daily life. Andrew received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2015. Andrew completed the PSSN program in 2018 and he is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Music, Cognition, and the Brain initiative at Western University, Canada.
Project Title: Neuroscience and Musical Improvisation