Specialist club Auditive Perception and Cognition (PECA) of the CogniSeine network.
Organisors: Carolyn Drake,
Stephen McAdams (in collaboration
with Emmanuel Bigand for the rest of France)
The main goal of the club is to group students and researchers working in France in
the field of auditive perception and cognition applied, more or less closely, to music.
We wish to 1) bring together researchers in the field of auditive perception and
cognition, 2) enrich and exchange our experiences in this rich and diverse field,
and 3) facilitate the
exchange of useful information (conferences, books, articles, software, etc ...).
PECA was created in December 1996 as part of the CogniSeine network of the
GIS "Sciences de la Cognition".
In December 1997 we became a "specialist club".
Since its creation we obtained a fund from the network that has allowed us to
1) invite nine international researchers to give a presentation in our
monthly workshops (Emmanuel Bigand, Neil Todd, Peter
Desain et Henkjan Honig, Caroline Palmer, W. J. Dowling, Edward Large,
Daniel Levitin, Mireille Besson,
2) organize and finance a yearly academy, the
Journées d'Etude Françaises de la Psychologie de la
Musique , and
3) set up an electronic communication network for the research community of audition