Benjamin O’Brien (PhD) is a researcher and composer working in the interdisciplinary fields of psychoacoustics, human movement, and phonology. His research centers on multisensory integration and individuality with a focus on auditory processing of sonification, voice perception, and pathological speech. He holds degrees in composition, mechanical and physical engineering, and mathematics from the University of Florida (PhD), Aix-Marseille University (MS), Mills College (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). Benjamin has studied and worked with Christophe Bourdin, Jean-François Bonastre, Ted Coffey, Fred Frith, Paul Koonce, Christine Meunier, and Roscoe Mitchell. He has presented research at international conferences and festivals, including INTERSPEECH, International Computer Music Conference, and Festival Mixtur. His work has been published by Oxford University Press, Springer, and Routledge, among others. He has held research positions at the Institute of Movement Science and Laboratory of Speech and Language (AMU / CNRS). He currently lives in Marseille, where he is a post-doctorate researcher at the Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon (Université d’Avignon).

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