Anna Fiveash


I'm a cognitive psychologist interested in the diverse connections between music and language, and how we can use these connections to uncover underlying cognitive processes in the brain.  

I'm particularly interested in the intriguing similarities between music and language for hierarchical structure building, rhythm, prediction, and memory, and what these similarities (and differences) can tell us about the brain. 

I use methods and insights from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, using software including Matlab, R, and Python for behavioural and electroencephalography analysis.

I am currently working in Lyon, France in the Auditory Cognition and Psychoacoustics Team at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center. In pursuing my research, I have lived in England, Canada, Finland, and France, as well as Australia. I play classical and non-classical guitar, ukulele, and enjoy singing :)