Grace Leslie, Ph.D.

I am a music cognition researcher and electronic musician. I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Affective Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab, developing music neurofeedback concepts. I completed my PhD in Music & Cognitive Science at UCSD, where I studied the expressive movements and brain dynamics supporting music engagement at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience.




During the 2008-2009 year I was a researcher on the Espaces acoustiques et cognitifs team at Ircam in Paris, where I collaborated on an interactive sound installation featured in the 2009 Agora festival, and performed experiments studying the effect of active involvement on music listening. I've also worked on Audio DSP and User Experience design projects for Sennheiser and Motorola.

I did my undergraduate and Masters work in Music Technology at CCRMA, Stanford University.