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Siu-Lan Tan

Professor of Psychology

Siu-Lan Tan is Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College. She served as primary editor of The Psychology of Music in Multimedia published by Oxford University Press 2013. This book has been recognized as the first to consolidate the scientific research on how we integrate sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. She is also the first author of a leading text entitled Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance (Psychology Press 2010, 2013). Tan’s work appears in Music Perception, Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Empirical Musicology Review, International Journal of Gaming and other journals. Born in Indonesia and raised in Hong Kong, she earned degrees in piano and music before attending Purdue University, Oxford University, and Georgetown University to complete an MA and Ph.D. in psychology.