Tuomas Eerola

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Tuomas Eerola is professor in Music Cognition at Durham University. He studied at the University of Jyväskylä from where he received his MA in Music in 1997, and his PhD in Musicology in 2003. His research focuses on music and emotion. He has over 100 publications that can be accessed from Google Scholar.[1]. He has been awarded major research grants from Academy of Finland to study the appeal of sad music[2], from Economic and Social Research Council to explore the tagging of emotions in music[3], and Arts and Humanities Research Council (as a co-PI) to study the interpersonal entrainment in music performance[4]


  1. ^ Google Scholar Profile. "Google Scholar Profile Tuomas Eerola", Google Scholar, Accessed 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ Research Reveals Pain and Pleasure of Sad Music. "Article", Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland. Accessed 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ Tagging online music contents for emotion. A systematic approach based on contemporary emotion research. "Research Councils UK", accessed 26 September 2017.
  4. ^ Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance. "Research Council UK", Accessed 1 January 2016