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Music Perception: an interdisciplinary journal publishes theory driven, basic and applied science, empirical reports, theoretical papers, and reviews. The journal’s scope concerns the perception and cognition of music in composing, improvising, playing, performing, recalling, recognizing, teaching, learning and responding to music through single or multiple modalities. Music Perception draws from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary teams, including psychology, music, cognitive neuroscience, music theory, acoustics, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, speech science, corpus studies, and data science.

Rigorous accounts of music perception through multi-experiment studies including replication, critical reviews, theory-driven applied research, cross-cultural research, multimodal perception, music information retrieval, AI, human-computer interaction, and a range of methods including cognitive neuroscience, human movement science, computational, and mixed methods, are particularly encouraged.

Music Perception adheres to the Open Science Framework (OSF) and principles of reproducible science. The journal supports replication, pre-registration with OSF, and sharing materials, code, and de-identified data. 

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