Welcome to the Science of Music, Auditory Research, and Technology Lab!

About Us

The SMART lab is an interdisciplinary research team at Toronto Metropolitan University. We are engaged with basic and applied research questions at the intersection of music, mind and action. Our research foci include music cognition, hearing science, and health and wellbeing. Click here to learn more about our philosophical and methodological approach to research.

Research Focus

Music Cognition / Emotion

Our primary stream of “basic research” seeks to understand music perception and production from an embodied perspective...

Hearing Science

Our secondary stream of “basic research” focuses on auditory perception and cognition in real-world listening scenarios...

Health & Well-Being

Our “applied research” generally seeks to develop or optimize assistive technologies (e.g., hearing aids) as well as music-based interventions...