A wide range of musical phenomena are researched at the Department of Music. The research is interdisciplinary and can be divided into two main categories: cognitive and socio-cultural. Additionally, some of the research can be regarded as residing at the intersection of these two main categories. The main themes within cognitive research include music perception, music motorics, and musical emotions. Within socio-cultural research, the main topics include cultural music research and research on music history. Themes residing at the intersection of the two categories include theoretical and clinical research on music therapy, psychology of musical development and learning, multi-cultural music education, and cross-cultural music cognition.