Research Scientist, University of California San Diego
John Iversen was born in New York, NY. He received the B.A. degree in biophysics from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the M.Phil. in history and philosophy of science from Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, and the Ph.D. in speech and hearing science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 1990, 1991 and 2001 respectively.
In 2001, he joined The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, CA, as Research Fellow. He is currently an Assistant Research Scientist in the Institute for Neural Computation and the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at The University of California, San Diego, USA, having joined the University in 2013. His research includes neuroscientific studies of the mechanisms of auditory temporal perception (focusing on motor-auditory interactions), comparative studies of rhythm perception, neuroscientific study of the impact of music on child brain development, the study of neural dynamics of navigation, and the development of methods for the analysis of bioelectric and movement signals.
Dr. Iversen is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (elected board member; Program Chair for 2017 biennial meeting), and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.