Michael A. Casey

Academic Appointments

Professor of Music
Professor of Computer Science
Director, Graduate Program in Digital Musics
Affiliated Faculty, Program in Cognitive Science

I conduct research into how sound affects the body and brain, and I create music for sound therapies and medical interventions based on decades of experience as a musician, cognitive neuroscientist, and audio engineer. My courses at Dartmouth include Programming for Audio-Visual Arts, Music and Mind, and Music and Medicine. I was chair of the department of music 2009-2013 and 2016-2018 and, since 2009, I am the director of the Digital Musics MA Program.

603 646-9609
Hallgarten Hall, Room 103
HB 6242
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
B.A. (Hons) Music, University of East Anglia, UK
A.M. Electroacoustic Music, Dartmouth College, USA
Ph.D. MIT Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Works in progress

Casey, M. Sonic Pharmacology: The Neural Basis of Music Medicine, Book, in progress, TBP 2022-23.

May, L., Paulsen, S., Halpern, A., and Casey, M. Imagined Musical Scale Relationships Decoded from fMRI, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, submitted 2021.