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Aimee Battcock

Aimee is a PhD student in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour. She completed her B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience, at Bishop’s University. After completing her undergraduate studies, Aimee attended McGill University (2012-2013) as a non-degree seeking student to explore music cognition and obtain research experience. She is the co-founder and co-organizer of the S.P.I.C.E.S funded group The Cerebral Coffeehouse, where she assists in organizing evenings bringing together researchers and the general public to promote dialogue on a variety of topics related to research. Aimee’s current research focuses on music’s ability to convey emotion. Her work to date has investigated the perceptual relationship between musical cues (pitch, timing, mode) and perceived emotion in listeners. She is also interested in examining how performer interpretation influences expressed emotion, as well as how musical expertise affects the process of perceiving conveyed emotion.

contact: battcoae@mcmaster.ca

 

   

 

Awards and Recognitions

 

Harvey E. Longboat Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship (2017-2018). $5,000

Post Secondary Bursary, Nunatukavut Government (2010-2019). $20,000

Golden Key International Honours Society, Bishop’s University (2009-2012).

Post Secondary Bursaries, National Aboriginal Foundation/Indspire  (2008-2019). $18,000

Bishop’s University Scholarships (2008-2012).  $9,000

International Grenfell Scholarship, International Grenfell Association (2008-2009).   $24,000 

   
   
   
   
   
   

Presentations

 
July, 2017. Society of Music Perception and Cognition. San Diego, CA.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. Cue Relationships with Expressed Emotion.

 
November  2016. McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, ON.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. How pitch, timing and mode contribute to musically expressed emotions.

 

July, 2016. International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. San Francisco, CA.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. Signifying Emotion: Determining the relative contributions of cues to emotional communication.

 
February 2016. Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment. Niagara Falls, ON

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. Mechanisms of Emotion in Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.

 
September 2015. McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, ON.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. Labelling Emotion: Perceived Emotion in Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.

 
August 2015. Society of Music Perception and Cognition. Nashville, TN.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. The art of interpretation: Exploring the relationship between performers’ decisions and audience reactions.

 

February 2015. Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment. Niagara Falls, ON.

Battcock, A., Schutz, M. Cueing Emotion: Comparing perceived emotion to piano work interpretations.

 
September 2014. McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, ON.

Battcock, A., Mitchell, L., Bacon, B. Evoked emotions in choral singing.

 
March 2012. 6th Annual Bishop’s Research Week. Sherbrooke, QC.

Battcock, A., Mitchell, L., Bacon, B. Evoked emotions in choral singing.