Grace Leslie is an electronic musician and music cognition researcher committed to harnessing the expression granted by new music interfaces to better understand the link between music and emotion, with an ultimate goal of employing musical brain-computer interfaces to promote wellness.
Leslie is a postdoctoral fellow at the Affective Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab, developing music neurofeedback systems for creative and therapeutic applications. She received her PhD in Music & Cognitive Science from UCSD, where she studied the expressive movements and brain dynamics supporting music engagement at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience.
Leslie has worked on psychoacoustic research and interactive sound installation projects with the Espaces acoustiques et cognitifs team at Ircam in Paris, and Audio DSP and User Experience design projects for Sennheiser, Kyocera, and Motorola. She did her undergraduate and Masters work in Music Technology at CCRMA, Stanford University.