Yvonne Leung

Research StudentYvonne Leung

Research Program: Music Cognition and Action

Thesis Title

Adaptation to Novel Music Systems: Perceptual Learning of Musical Pitch and Timbre

Research Project

This project aims to examine the adaptation to novel music systems in non-musicians by measuring their perceptual learning of musical pitch and timbre (including environmental sounds).

Listeners will be learning music systems with computer-generated microtonal tunings over experimental trials. We will also examine the influence of environmental sounds on learning and how well listeners could learn a timbral system composed with environmental sounds. Therefore, this project is interdisciplinary with the interests in both psychology and music creativity.


  • MA Psychology for Musicians, University of Sheffield
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology, Western Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Extended Majors in Psychology), University of Queensland

Contact Yvonne

Phone+61 2 9772 6802
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)