• McMaster LIVELab

    A research center within the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind.
About Us

A Unique Research Centre and Performance Space

The high precision synchronization between equipment systems in the LIVELab enables cutting edge multi-faceted analysis of complex questions of human interaction related to music, hearing, vision, movement, and learning.

About Us

Our Technology


Multiperson EEG

To measure brain responses from performers and audiences


Audience Physiology

To measure emotional and cognitive responses to performances


Motion Capture

To measure how musicians, dancers, and audiences coordinate and interact


Video Wall

To assess interactions between visual and auditory information


Active Acoustics

To manipulate the sound environment to mimic any other acoustic space


Sound Recording

To evaluate and capture performances, and to create complex stimuli


Yamaha Disklavier

To measure performance skills of pianists, or to study music pedagogy


Audience Tablets

To capture live behavioural responses from audiences en masse