Carol A. Seger is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary program in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neurosciences at Colorado State University, and Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, and postdoctoral training at Stanford University.
Dr. Seger studies the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and decision making using neuroimaging techniques, in particular functional MRI (fMRI). In the domain of music, Dr. Seger has used fMRI to examine the neural systems involved in musical harmony perception and memory for musical features such as melody and rhythm. She has also studied the neural basis of the effects of rhythmic auditory stimulation, an empirically validated music therapy technique, on motor control in people with Parkinson’s disease.