I’m interested in how computational techniques can help us learn more about how people perceive music. So far, my research has looked at topics such as modeling listeners’ tonal expectations and identifying cross-cultural similarities in musical scales. Some relevant publications:

  • Verosky, N. J., & Morgan, E. (2021). Pitches that wire together fire together: Scale degree associations across time predict melodic expectations. Cognitive Science, 45(10). [Web]
  • Verosky, N. J. (2021). Interpreting the tonal hierarchy through corpus analysis. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. [Web]
  • Verosky, N. J. (2019). Corpus-based learning of tonal expectations with expectation networks. Journal of New Music Research, 48(2), 145-158. [Web]
  • Verosky, N. J. (2017). Hierarchizability as a predictor of scale candidacy. Music Perception, 34(5), 515-530. [PDF] [Web]