Language, Music, and Social Cognition Lab

Adam M. Croom, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist of language, music, and social cognition at UC Berkeley. Adam’s teaching introduction to cognitive science (1B) and the cognitive science of language (144) during the spring 2023 term and conducting research on the experience of chills from music and poetry using new mobile EEG equipment (a 32 channel EPOC Flex). He’s also actively engaged in research on the syntax and semantics of language and music.

Research Group for Spring 2023

Previous Meetings: First meeting at 5 pm on February 11, 2023; Second meeting at 3 pm on March 25, 2023

Next Meeting: 6 pm on April 16, 2023 (topic: empirical aesthetics and corpus linguistics)

For anyone that wants to engage in empirical research with human subjects (EEG, behavioral, and survey-based research), it is imperative that you read this info about applying for IRB approval:

If you want to work on a project that will require IRB approval, get started as early as possible since we are required to complete this approval process first before we can actually start working with human subjects. In the meantime, get started on a relevant background literature review on your topic of interest.

In general, philosophical work, corpus-based research (COCA, COHA, etc.), case-studies, performative pieces, book reviews, and systematic literature reviews do not require IRB approval.

Research Tools

Teaching Assistants

  • Christine C. (COGSCI 1-001)
  • Emma P. (COGSCI 1-002)
  • Violet R. (COGSCI 144)

Student Research Group

  • Allison K.
  • Annalise S.
  • Cheryl Y.
  • Christian R.
  • Devika N.
  • Elizabeth L.
  • Emaan D.
  • Jay L.
  • Jenny W.
  • Jocelyn M.
  • Kailee T.
  • Kim N.
  • Kristin D.
  • Maryam S.
  • Megan L.
  • Meriem C.
  • Miraal H.
  • Misbah S.
  • Nadia D.
  • Natalie G.
  • Parker B.
  • Reyansh (Neha) S.
  • Rico B.
  • Robin H.
  • Sebastian M.
  • Shreya R.
  • Sol C.
  • Sophie Y.
  • Tiffy B.
  • Wendoly R.
  • Zeynep K.

*Research priority: TAs, cognitive science majors, non-majors

*You must be a current or former student of mine to be considered for participation in this research group

*A sufficient background in cognitive science and a commitment to research is required to participate