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Jackson Graves

Institut Jean Nicod


Pavillon Jardin, 29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris

2nd floor
+33 (0)6 25 50 72 88
Selected publications
International Journal article  

Graves, J., Micheyl, C. & Oxenham, A. (2014). Expectations for melodic contours transcend pitch. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance, 40(6), 2338-47. doi:10.1037/a0038291

International Journal article  

Graves, J. & Oxenham, A. (2017). Familiar Tonal Context Improves Accuracy of Pitch Interval Perception. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1753. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01753


I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Music from the University of Minnesota, where I stayed to do a doctoral thesis in the Auditory Perception and Cognition (APC) laboratory on the subject of pitch perception in musical contexts. During my PhD, I also did an international internship through Erasmus Mundus, at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL), where I studied congenital amusia. In 2018, I started working at the ENS Paris as a postdoctoral researcher.


I am mainly interested in music perception, and the processing of sound by the auditory system. I perform behavioral experiments in humans to better understand the perception of pitch, a dimension of sound that is important for the perception of both music and speech. Currently I study the perception of ambiguous or multi-stable sounds, and the awareness or non-awareness of the ambiguity of these sounds."