Raelynn Twohy featured in S&T Research magazine

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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.

Missouri S&T Undergraduate Research Conference

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 presenting her poster.

Ava presenting her poster.

Kaelyn presenting her poster.

Kaelyn presenting her poster.

Raelynn presenting her poster.

Raelynn presenting her poster.

New Publication: Rapid timing of musical aesthetic judgments

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.

See the press release for this paper here, and you can find the paper itself on our Publications page.

The So Strangely podcast

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

If this sounds interesting to you, check out the episode and subscribe on iTunes

 

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Music and Mindfulness in Medicine

This week Amy was at the University of Illinois College of Medicine as an invited speaker for their second annual Music and Mindfulness in Medicine symposium. She spoke about her research on music and memory and musical anhedonia

Read a summary of the event here.

Amy with AJ Heaps, medical student at UI College of Medicine - Peoria and host of the Music and Mindfulness in Medicine symposium.

Amy with AJ Heaps, medical student at UI College of Medicine - Peoria and host of the Music and Mindfulness in Medicine symposium.