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!