Frank Russo

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Director, SMART Laboratory Hear the World Research Chair NSERC/Sonova Senior Industrial Research Chair in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology Toronto, Ontario russo@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 552647

Bio/Research

Frank Russo is a cognitive neuroscientist, musician and “armchair engineer”. At Ryerson, he is Professor of Psychology and Hear the World Research Chair. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation I...

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Bio/Research

Frank Russo is a cognitive neuroscientist, musician and “armchair engineer”. At Ryerson, he is Professor of Psychology and Hear the World Research Chair. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. His research contributions have been recognized by several national and international organizations. He is currently on the editorial board of five journals and serves as the President of the Canadian Acoustical Association.

In addition to traditional scholarly work, his SMART (Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology) Lab at Ryerson is concerned with questions at the intersection of music, mind, and technology. In recent years, projects have investigated sensorimotor integration in vocal-emotional communication, music perception, cognitively based music information retrieval, assistive/rehabilitative technology, and the psychology of the urban soundscape.

Successful translations of SMART Lab research include a train-horn standard, a sensory substitution technology supporting perception of music by deaf individuals, a cognitively based software engine for music generation/analysis, the TorontoSoundMap project, and dozens of exhibitions/concerts featuring music without sound.


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