I am a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University. My research concerns how we can formulate questions about improvisation in ways that are compatible with neuroscientific empirical methods and theories. I conduct EEG studies at the LIINC lab to compare the perception cognition and improvising and non-improvising musicians.
I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2015 under the supervision of Ian Cross. I am a concert pianist and composer, and in 2014 my original musical “Science! The Musical!” was premiered in Cambridge, UK.