MSc Music, Mind & Brain
Goldsmiths, University of London 2014
B.A. Psychology; Certificate in Evolutionary Studies
Binghamton University Class of 2012
Former BSNAP Coordinator & BRSP Research Assistant
Dan graduated from Binghamton University in May of 2012 and received a B.A. in psychology as well as receiving a certificate in evolutionary studies. By applying evolutionary theory to psychology, he hopes to broaden his understanding of human behavior. In the past he has worked on several projects under the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, such as the Binghamton Religion and Spirituality Project and the Binghamton Student-Neighborhood Association. Further, he was a teaching assistant for Evolution for Everyone, as well as a student volunteer at the Regents Academy.
Being a musician himself, Dan is especially interested in studying music from an evolutionary perspective. Dan completed a MSc in Music, Mind & Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research thesis focused on how group musical performance can lead to social bonding between those partaking in the music. In addition, he is the former music director for the Binghamton University Explorchestra, Binghamton University’s only composers’ orchestra. Combining his passion for music with his love for science, he composed an original orchestral piece, entitled This View of Life, which debuted in the spring of 2012.