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. Nori accepted the position of a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, in November 2018.
Project Title: The Cultural Foundations of Auditory Processing