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Nickolas Jernigan

Title of Program: Music Cognition

E-mail Address: njernig1@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Year: Sophomore

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2019

Description of Program: My program aims to study music within the context of the cognitive sciences.

Departmental Emphases: Neuroscience, music theory, psychology, audiology, musicology, music technology, performance, statistics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Larsen, Department of Psychology

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): I plan to pursue a PhD in music cognition. After this, I hope to have a career in academia, where I could engage in my own research and teach. By studying the perception of music and the neurological implications it has, we can further use it to advance mental health.

Other Academic Interests: German, history, philosophy

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Chancellor’s Honors Program, Student Alumni Associates, German Club


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