Petr Janata

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Asst Professor

Offices and Labs

CNTR FOR MIND AND BRAIN
+1 530 297 4471

Profile Introduction

Dr. Janata is interested in how basic neural systems that underlie perception, attention, memory, action, and emotion interact in the context of natural behaviors, with an emphasis on music. Current projects use musical stimuli and tasks to examine the degree to which mental processes underlying expectancy and imagery are functionally homologous, to examine selective attention processes underlying auditory scene analysis, and to map the cortical representation of musical structures that implicitly guide our perception of music. His lab uses behavioral, functional neuroimaging (EEG/ERP, fMRI), and computational modeling techniques as needed.

Degrees

1996 PhD Biology/Neuroscience University of Oregon
1990 BA Biology/Psychology Reed College

Research Interests

Dr. Janata is interested in how basic neural systems that underlie perception, attention, memory, action, and emotion interact in the context of natural behaviors, with an emphasis on music. Current projects use musical stimuli and tasks to examine the degree to which mental processes underlying expectancy and imagery are functionally homologous, to examine selective attention processes underlying auditory scene analysis, and to map the cortical representation of musical structures that implicitly guide our perception of music. His lab uses behavioral, functional neuroimaging (EEG/ERP, fMRI), and computational modeling techniques as needed.

Department and Center Affiliations

Dept. of Psychology
Center for Mind and Brain

ProfessionalSocieties

Society for Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Organization of Human Brain Mapping
Society for Music Perception and Cognition

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Neuroscience

Courses

PSC 135 Cognitive Neuroscience (Spring)
PSC 263 Topics in Cognitive Psychology: Introduction to MATLAB (Winter)

Publications

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  • Janata, P., & Grafton, S. T. (2003). Swinging in the brain: shared neural substrates for behaviors related to sequencing and music. Nature Neuroscience, 6(7), 682-687.
  • Tillmann, B., Janata, P., Birk, J., & Bharucha, J. J. (2003). The costs and benefits of tonal centers for chord processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29(2), 470-482.
  • Janata, P., Birk, J. L., Tillmann, B., & Bharucha, J. J. (2003). Online detection of tonal pop-out in modulating contexts. Music Perception, 20(3), 283-305. Tillmann, B., Janata, P., & Bharucha, J. J. (2003). Activation of the inferior frontal cortex in musical priming. Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 145-161. Janata, P., Birk, J. L., Van Horn, J.D., Leman, M., Tillmann, B., & Bharucha, J. J. (2002). The cortical topography of tonal structures underlying Western music. Science. 298:21672170. Janata, P., Tillmann, B., and Bharucha, J. J. (2002). Listening to polyphonic music recruits domain-general attention and working memory circuits. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 2(2). 121140. Adams, R. B., & Janata, P. (2002). A comparison of neural circuits underlying auditory and visual object categorization. NeuroImage, 16, 361-377.
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