The Timing, Attention, and Perception (TAP) Lab, directed by Dr. J. Devin McAuley, investigates the neural and cognitive bases of timing and rhythm in humans and other animals. Research foci of the lab include (1) coordination of perception and action, (2) attentional entrainment, (3) the role of rhythm in speech and language processing, and (4) commonalities between music and language processing. Research in the lab uses a range of methodologies, including behavioral methods with children and adults, computational modeling, electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

If you would like to participate in research or learn more about opportunities in our lab, please visit the contact page.

For more information about our research, click on the individual projects below or visit our research page.


Our lab is currently working on a project called Adagia that collects real-world data from people all over the globe. You can participate in this study with only five minutes of your time and any device. To add your data to the project, simply click the following link: https://adagia.org/

Ongoing Projects