Invited Keynote Address, Annual Convention of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, La Jolla, California, July 2017.

Gold Medal Award by the Audio Engineering Society for “lifelong contributions to the understanding of the human hearing mechanism and the science of psychoacoustics.” 141th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles, 2016.

Interview with Knut Eistermann on  Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), August 21, 2016. [weblink]

Contributions to the Edinburgh International Science Festival, 2015.

Interview with Howard Burton, Ideas Roadshow, September, 2014. [weblink]

Invited Presentation, Conference on 'Inner Voices, Inner Music', Durham, UK, September, 2014

SCIFOO 2014 meeting at Googleplex, Mountainview, California, August, 2014

ASA Press Editorial Board, 2013  - 2016.

Advisory Board, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 2013  - present.

Invited speaker, Hearing Voices – The 2013 Music and the Brain Symposium, Stanford University, April, 2013. [video]

Invited public lecture, The Making of the Modern World: To be Musical, February, 2013.

Contributor and Voice in Radioplay Ovale Fenster - selected Radioplay of the Month by the Berlin Art Academy, April 2012.

Science Writing Award for Professional in Acoustics, by the Acoustical Society of America, November 2011.

Scientific consultant for Brain Games 1National Geographic Television, October, 2011.

Vern O. Knudsen Distinguished Lecture, 161th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, Washington, May 2011

Advisory Board, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, 2010 - present

Board of Advisors, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, 2010 - present

Guest- Editor of Special Issue on Music, Acoustics Today, October, 2010.

Special session organizer, Musical ability: Innate factors and environmental influences. 158th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio, October, 2009.

Invited speaker, UCI CHR Spring Symposium, Irvine, April, 2009.

Keynote panelist, West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, Pomona, March, 2009.

Keynote presentation, Sound and Science Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles, March, 2009.

Standards Committee, Acoustical Society of America, 2008 - present.

Gustav Theodor Fechner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Aesthetics from the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, 2008.

Invited Address, International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Chicago, August, 2008.

Interdisciplinary Research Award, University of California, San Diego, 2008-2009 (Inaugural Recipient).

Keynote Paper, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, August 2008, Sapporo, Japan.

Public Relations Committee, Acoustical Society of America, 2007 - present.

Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 3 (Experimental Psychology), 2007.

Invited lecturer, University of Southern California, April, 2007.

Co-Chair (with Yoshitaka Nakajima) of Special Session "Perception of Speech and Music: Evidence for Modularity and for Common Processing Mechanisms" Fourth Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Nov-Dec, 2006.

Invited Presentation, Western Psychological Association Convention, Palm Springs, April, 2006.

Executive Committee, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 2005-7.

Chair, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 2005-6.

Editorial Board, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 2006-2008.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, 2005 - present.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005 - present.

Keynote speaker, CCRMA Open House, Stanford University, May, 2005.

Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts, from the American Psychological Association, 2004.

Review Committee, International Symposium: Psychology and Music Education, Padua, Italy, Nov 2004.

Consultant on sound exhibits, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, May-June 2004.

Public Lecture, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, May 2004.

Colloquium presentation, Ear Club, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, May 2004.

Invited presentation, Gathering for Gardner 6 (g4g6) Atlanta, March, 2004.

APS William James Distinguished Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, March, 2004.

Guest-Editor: Special Anniversary Issue, Music Perception, Spring, 2004.

Scientific Committee, 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Northwestern University, August 2004.

Program Committee, Division 10; American Psychological Association. Convention,Honolulu, Hawaii, July-August 2004.

Publications Committee, Division 10; American Psychological Association, 2003-4.

Nominations Committee, Division 10, American Psychological Association, 2003-4.

Invited Lecture, Skeptics Society, California Institute of Technology, October, 2003.

Guest-Editor: Special Issue on Music, Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts, Spring, 2003.

Symposium organizer, The Puzzle of Absolute Pitch, Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, August, 2003.

Program Chair, Division 10, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, August , 2003.

Invited Speaker, Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Amateur Scientists, California Institute of Technology, July 2003.

Member, National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel, July 2003.

Invited Lecturer and Colloquium Presenter, The 2003 Presidential Colloquium in Cognitive Science, Pomona College, April, 2003.

Featured Speaker, National Hearing Conservation Association Annual Conference, Dallas, February 2003.

President-Elect, Division 10, American Psychological Association, (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts), 2002-3; President, 2003-4; Past President, 2004-5.

Keynote Speaker, Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting, Kansas City, November 2002.

Scientific Committee, 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sydney, Australia, July, 2002.

Public Lecture, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, November 2001.

Invited Address, Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, June, 2001, Toronto.

Elected Fellow, Division of Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology (Division 21) of the American Psychological Association, 2000.

Chair-Elect, Section J (Psychology), American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997-8; Chair, 1998-9; Retiring Chair, 1999-2000.

Invited Presentation, Annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, San Diego, 2000.

Invited Presentation, Conference on The Sciences for the Arts, University of California, Irvine, 2000.

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award (later named Lifetime Achievement Award), Society for Music Perception and Cognition, 1999. 

Robert and Winifred Smith Lecture, University of California Irvine, 1999.

Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Anaheim, January 1999.

Board of Trustees, International Foundation for Music Research, 1998 -2000.

Member, Ad Hoc Task Force of Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998.

Invited Lecturer, Mozart Festival, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., 1998.

Invited panelist, Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, September 1998.

Technical Consultant, Sound and Video Contractor, 1998 - present.

Musical illusions and paradoxes, Invited paper, Gathering for Gardener III, Atlanta, 1998.

Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 1 (General Psychology), 1997.

Invited Speaker, Workshop on Language and Music Processing, Marseilles, France, September 1997.

Symposium Chair and Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, February 1997.

Guest Editor: Music Perception, Special Issue, Spring, 1996.

Invited lecture, Reuben Van Fleet Theater, San Diego, sponsored by the Society for Amateur Scientists, 1996.

Workshop Chair and Invited Speaker, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles, November 1996.

Distinguished Lecture, University of California at Santa Barbara, May 1996.

Elected Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1996.

Scientific Advisory Board, Society for Amateur Scientists, 1996 - present.

Council Delegate of the Electorate of Section J (Psychology), American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994-1997.

Invited Address, Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts), American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, 1994.

Member-at-Large, Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts), American Psychological Association, 1993-1994.

Acoustical Society of America Representative to the Section Committee of the AAAS Section on Psychology (J), 1994-1998, 1998-2001.

President, San Diego Chapter, Acoustical Society of America, 1993 - 6.

Presidential Board, Third International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Liege, July, 1994.

Fourth Attneave Memorial Lecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1992.

President, Second International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Los Angeles, 1992.

Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts) 1991.

Invited Address, Division 3, American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, 1991.

Member-at-Large, Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts) American Psychological Association. 1991-1992.

Chair, Electorate Nominating Committee of Section on Psychology (J) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993-1994.

Electorate Nominating Committee of Section on Psychology (J) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1991-1994.

Invited Speaker, Royal Society International Discussion Meeting on Auditory Processing of Complex Sounds, Sussex, 1991.

Chair, Advisory Committee, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, University of California at San Diego, 1991 - 1994.

Board of Directors, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, 1990-1993; 1993-1996.

Scientific Board, Music and Science Information Computer Archive (MuSICA) 1992 - present.

Founder, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, 1990; Founding President, 1990-1992.

Invited Speaker and Session Chairman, 120th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 1990.

Symposium Co-Organizer, Round Table Chair, and Invited Speaker, Vienna Music Festival, 1990.

Invited Speaker, Symposium on Cognitive Bases of Musical Communication, Columbus, Ohio 1990.

Member, Science and Technology Center Review Panel, National Science Foundation, 1989.

Invited Speaker, 32nd Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy, 1989.

Elected Governor, Audio Engineering Society, 1987-1989.

Co-chairman, Organizing Committee, First International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Kyoto, 1989.

Consultant and Invited Lecturer, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1989.

Invited Speaker, Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians, Snowmass, 1989.

Invited Speaker, University of Liege, sponsored by US Embassy, Brussels, 1989.

Invited Speaker, Festival Ars Musica, Brussels, 1989.

Nominating Committee, Audio Engineering Society, 1988, 1989.

Advisory Committee Member, Invited Speaker, and Session Chairman, Symposium on the Structure and Perception of Electroacoustic Sound and Music, Lund, Sweden, 1988.

Invited Speaker, The Biology of Music Making, Denver, 1987.

Fellow, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1986.

Elected Fellow, Audio Engineering Society, 1986.

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1986.

Session Chair and Invited Speaker, 81st Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles, 1986.

Session Organizer and Invited Speaker, Winter Conference on Brain Research, Keystone, Colorado, 1986.

Elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1985.

Invited Address, American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, 1985, Sponsored by Division 1 (General Psychology) cosponsored by Divisions 3 (Experimental Psychology), 6 (Physiological and Comparative Psychology), 10 (Psychology and the Arts), 21 (Applied Experimental Psychology) , and 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology).

Symposium Chair and Invited Speaker, American Psychological Association Convention, Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts) Los Angeles, 1985.

Program Committee Member and Session Organizer, Fifth Workshop on the Physical and Neuropsychological Foundations of Music, Ossiach, Austria, 1985.

Invited Speaker, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Seminar on Stereo Television, Los Angeles, 1985.

Invited Speaker, The Biology of Music Making, Denver, 1984.

Guest Editor: Auditory illusions and audio. Special issue of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 1983, 31 (9). [Web Link]

Invited Speaker and Session Organizer; Fourth Workshop on the Physical and Neuropsychological Foundations of Music, Ossiach, Austria, 1983.

Advisory Group and Plenary Session Speaker, International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Cardiff, Wales, 1983.

Invited Speaker and Chairman, Plenary Session, 72nd Audio Engineering Society Convention, 1982.

Secretary-Treasurer, San Diego Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, 1982-83.

Founder, Music Perception, 1983; Founding Editor: 1983 - 1995.

Invited Speaker, Acoustical Society of America, 1983.

Invited Presentation, Acoustical Society of America. November, 1983.

Member-at-large, San Diego Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, 1981-82.

Session Convener, NATO International Conference on the Aquisition of Symbolic Skills, Keele, England, 1982.

 Invited presentation, MIT Learning Workshop,  Los Angeles, 1982. 

Nominating Committee, Acoustical Society of America, 1981-2, 1993-4.

Current Contents Citation Classic, 1981.

Consultant and Public Lecturer, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, France, 1981.

Invited Lecture. Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden, 1981. 

Invited Speaker and Session Organizer: Third Workshop on the Physical and Neuropsychological Foundations of Music, Ossiach, Austria, 1980.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate, 1980 - present.

Invited Tutorial Presentation, Acoustical Society of America, 1979.

Member, Advisory Council of the International Association for the Study of Attention and Perfomance, 1978-1982, 1982-1986.

Invited Presentation. Attention and Performance VIII,  Princeton, 1978.

        Invited Presentation, Workshop on Drugs and Cognition. Organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Belmont, Sept., 1978.
 
        Invited Presentation, Workshop on Drugs and Cognition. Organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Asilomar, Dec., 1978.
 
        Invited Presentation. Ann Arbor Symposium on the Applications of Psychology to Music, Ann Arbor, November, 1978.

Committee on Education in Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, 1977-1983.

Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, 1976-1980, 1981-1990, 1999 - present.

Invited Speaker, Acoustical Society of America, 1976.

Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, 1975-1978.

First Class Honors B.A. in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology, Oxford University, 1959.


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