David M. Greenberg Ph.D.

David M. Greenberg Ph.D.

David M. Greenberg, Ph.D. is a music psychologist at the University of Cambridge and City University of New York, and a visiting researcher at the Autism Research Centre. His research examines musical behavior at the intersection of personality, social, and cognitive science.  In 2015, he was awarded the Early Career Research Award by the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) for the development of a novel model of musical engagement. His recently published work has explored how personality and thinking styles predict musical preferences and musical ability. He also researches musical talent in autism and how music can increase mental health. His work has been reported in popular media outlets including CNN, BBC, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Popular Science, NPR, The Atlantic, and Business Insider. He has appeared on television and radio and has teamed with companies like Spotify and National Geographic to create a scientifically informed interactives for its users. He created the Musical Universe Project (www.musicaluniverse.org) where people can take various scientific music and psychological quizzes and receive feedback about their scores--over 100,000 people have taken part so far. 

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The Power of Music

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