Raelynn Twohy was featured in the S&T Research magazine for her work on concussions in college athletes. Raelynn is conducting this work for her undergraduate honors thesis. On this project, she is collaborating with the student health center to obtain and analyze cognitive testing data from athletes before and after they sustain concussions. The goals of her project are to better identify the cognitive outcomes of sports-related head injuries.
Ava, Raelynn, and Kaelyn each presented posters at the 2019 Missouri S&T Undergraduate Research Conference, and they all won awards: Ava received First Place in the Social Sciences category, Kaelyn received Second Place in the Social Sciences category, and Raelynn received Second Place in the Proposed Research category. Congrats to you all!
Ava Stroud presented her poster “Age-related differences in voluntary and involuntary autobiographical memory” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 11, 2019.
Ava Peterson received a $1,500 grant to support her research on music-evoked autobiographical memories across the lifespan. This grant is awarded by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. All undergraduate student members of Psi Chi across the country were eligible to apply. Congrats Ava for winning this competitive award!
Kaelyn Kacirek, undergraduate student at S&T, is the recipient of a grant from the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience program at Missouri S&T. Kaelyn will be conducting a research project looking at responses to famous musical melodies. Congrats Kaelyn!
Our paper entitled Rapid timing of musical aesthetic judgments was published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
In this task, we used a gating paradigm to identify how quickly listeners could accurately judge whether or not they would ultimately like a piece of music. Across four experiments, we found that listeners can do this quite rapidly - within hundreds of milliseconds.
Amy co-hosted the first episode of the So Strangely Podcast, out this week. The podcast is hosted by Finn Upham, PhD student in Music Technology at NYU. The name "So Strangely" is taken from the classic example of Diana Deutsch's Speech-to-Song Illusion, where the phrase "sometimes behaves so strangely" is repeated to a point where the speech becomes melodic.
Each week the podcast will feature a co-host who will discuss a recent paper in #musicscience. Finn and the co-host will interview the first author of that paper. This week, we discussed Psyche Loui's paper White matter correlates of musical anhedonia: Implications for evolution of music.
Kaelyn Kacirek presented her proposed research project at the 2018 Missouri S&T Undergraduate Research Conference on April 17. 2018. She was awarded First Place in the Proposed Research category. Congrats Kaelyn!