Jamshed J. Bharucha

Research Professor

Distinguished Fellow

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445 Moore Hall
HB 6027
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Ph.D Harvard University, 1983
M.A. Yale University, 1979
B.A. Vassar College, 1978

Selected Publications

Large, E., Kim, J.C., Flaig, N., Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C. (2016). A neurodynamic account of musical tonality. Music Perception, 33, 319-331.

Bharucha, J. (2013). Education in South Asia: Time bomb or silver bullet? In A. Najam & M. Yusuf (Eds.), South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures. NY: Anthem Press.

Bharucha, J., Goldstein, M., Grabois, N., Zimmer, R. & Van Zandt, D. (2012). Keynote Panel: What ought universities look like in 20 to 30 years? Social Research, 79 [Special issue on The Future of Higher Education], 551-572.

Curtis, M.E. & Bharucha, J. (2010). The minor third communicates sadness in speech, mirroring its use in music. Emotion, 10, 335-348.

Ambady, N. & Bharucha, J. (2009). Culture and the brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 342-345.

Bharucha, J. (2009). Overlapping crises. Inside Higher Ed, December 10.

Bharucha, J. (2009). From frequency to pitch, and from pitch class to musical key: Shared principles of learning and perception. Connection Science, 21, 177-192.

Bharucha, J. (2008). Cognitive dilemmas in higher education. In M.E. Devlin (Ed), Futures Forum 2008. Cambridge, MA: Forum for the Future of Higher Education and NACUBO.

Bharucha, J. (2006). Squeeze a bit more from this sponge. Times Higher Education Supplement, September 8, p. 4. London: TSL Education. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/squeeze-a-bit-more-from-this-sponge/205239.article

Bharucha, J., Curtis, M.E. & Paroo, K. (2006). Varieties of musical experience. Cognition, 100, 131-172.

Janata, P., Birk, J., Van Horn, J.D., Leman, M., Tillmann, B. & Bharucha, J. (2003). The cortical topography of tonal structures underlying Western music. Science, 298, 2167-2170.

Justus, T.C. & Bharucha, J. (2001). Modularity in musical processing: The automaticity of harmonic priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 1000-1011.

Tillmann, B., Bharucha, J. & Bigand, E. (2000). Implicit learning of tonality: A self-organizing approach. Psychological Review, 107, 885–913.

Tekman, H.G. & Bharucha, J. (1998). Implicit knowledge versus psychoacoustic similarity in priming of chords. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 24, 252-260.

Bharucha, J. (1996). Melodic anchoring. Music Perception, 13, 383-400.

Bharucha, J. & Mencl, W.E. (1996). Two issues in auditory cognition: Self-organization of categories and pitch-invariant pattern recognition. Psychological Science, 7, 142-149.

Tekman, H.G. & Bharucha, J. (1992). Time course of chord priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 51, 33-39.

Bharucha, J., & Todd, P. (1991). Modeling the perception of tonal structure with neural nets. Computer Music Journal, 13, 44-53. [Reprinted in P. Todd & G. Loy (Eds.), Music and Connectionism (pp 128-137). Cambridge: MIT Press.]

Tramo, M.J., Bharucha, J. & Musiek, F.E. (1990). Music perception and cognition following bilateral lesions of auditory cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 195-212.

Bharucha, J. (1987). Music cognition and perceptual facilitation: A connectionist framework. Music Perception, 5, 1-30.

Bharucha, J. & Stoeckig, K. (1987). Priming of chords: Spreading activation or overlapping frequency spectra? Perception & Psychophysics, 41, 519-524.

Bharucha, J. (1984). Anchoring effects in music: The resolution of dissonance. Cognitive Psychology, 16, 485-518.

Castellano, M.A., Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C.L. (1984). Tonal hierarchies in the music of North India. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 113, 394-412.

Bharucha, J. & Krumhansl, C.L. (1983). The representation of harmonic structure in music: Hierarchies of stability as a function of context. Cognition, 13, 63-102.

Krumhansl, C.L., Bharucha, J. & Kessler, E.J. (1982). Perceived harmonic structure of chords in three related musical keys. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 8, 24-36.

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Selected Works and Activities

Trustee, Vassar College

Board of Managers, SRM University – Amaravati, India

Honorary Board of Advisors, Indian International Model UN