Nori Jacoby

Nori Jacoby studies how different cultures use music and sound to make sense of the world around them. Through his research, Nori attempts to create new paradigms for scientific analysis that incorporate techniques from neuroscience, anthropology, and ethnomusicology, particularly in the study of rhythm perception. He earned a PhD in computational neuroscience from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and did postdoctoral research in computational audition at MIT. Dr. Jacoby currently leads the Research Group in Computational Auditory Perception at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Project Title

The Cultural Foundations of Auditory Processing

Ana Maria Ochoa
Professor of Music, Columbia University

Sarah Woolley
Professor of Psychology, Columbia University; Principal Investigator, Zuckerman Institute

Experimenting with Online Governance
Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 2021

Serial Reproduction Reveals the Geometry of Visuospatial Representations
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021

Gibbs Sampling with People
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2020

Categorical Rhythms are Shared Between Songbirds and Humans
Current Biology, 2020

Perceptual Fusion of Musical Notes by Native Amazonians Suggests Universal Representations of Musical Intervals
Nature Communications, 2020

Cross-cultural Work in Music Cognition: Challenges, Insights, and Recommendations
Music Perception, 2020

Universality and Diversity in Human Song
Science, 2019

Universal and Non-universal Features of Musical Pitch Perception Revealed by Singing
Current Biology, 2019

Rhythmic Prototypes Across Cultures
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018

Analysing Multi-person Timing in Music and Movement: Event Based Methods
Timing and Time Perception: Procedures, Measures, and Applications, 2018

Integer Ratio Priors on Musical Rhythm Revealed Cross-culturally by Iterated Reproduction
Current Biology, 2017

Uncovering Visual Priors in Spatial Memory Using Serial Reproduction
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2017

An Auditory Illusion Reveals the Role of Streaming in the Temporal Misallocation of Perceptual Objects 
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences2017

Kulturelle Diversität in Der Empirischen Rhythmusforschung. Drei Analysen Eines Audio-Korpus Von Percussion-Ensemblemusik Aus Mali
Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie [Journal of the German-Speaking Society of Music Theory], 13(2), 195-235. 2017

Repetition and a Beat-based Timing Framework: What Determines the Duration of Intervals Between Repetitions of a Tapping Pattern?
Timing and Time Perception, 2017

Both Isochronous and Non-isochronous Metrical Subdivision Afford Precise and Stable Ensemble Entrainment: A Corpus Study of Malian Jembe Drumming
Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2016

Rhythm Histograms and Musical Meter: A Corpus Study of Malian Percussion Music
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2016

Common Modulation of Limbic Network Activation Underlies Musical Emotions as they Enfold
NeuroImage, 2016

Motion Tracking of a Fish as a Novel Way to Control Electronic Music Performance
Leonardo, 2016

Cue Properties Change Timing Strategies in Group Movement Synchronisation
Scientific Reports2016