Daniel Levitin

Folk rock, Author

1957 –

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Who is Daniel Levitin?

Daniel Joseph Levitin, Ph.D., FRSC, is an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and writer. He is James McGill Professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with additional appointments in music theory, computer science, and education; Director of the Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill, and Dean of Arts and Humanities at The Minerva Schools at KGI. He is also a record producer and musician. From September 2006 to April 2007 he served as a weekly commentator on the CBC Radio One show Freestyle, and he has appeared frequently on NPR.

Levitin has published scientific articles on absolute pitch, music cognition and neuroscience and is more widely known as the author of two best-selling books, This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, and The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science and in 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Born
Dec 27, 1957
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Daniel J. Levitin
  • Daniel Joseph Levitin
  • Dan Levitin
  • Dr. Daniel Levitin
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Stanford University
  • University of Oregon
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
Employment
  • McGill University
  • Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory
Lived in
  • Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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