Liam Foley is a second-year M.Sc. student in Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour investigating how psychoacoustic and music cognition research can help design more ergonomic and informative auditory alarms. Liam completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology at Memorial University. His honours thesis investigated differences in auditory working memory between musicians and non-musicians. He was also involved in various projects across numerous areas including, brain plasticity and musical training, tonal hierarchy, auditory segregation, and generalized anxiety disorder and directed forgetting. Outside of academia, he is an avid drummer playing in numerous groups. Liam is excited and grateful to be applying both his research and musical experience to the MAPLE lab.
Awards and Recognitions
Summer Undergraduate Research Award ($4000), CAANlab, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.
Best Poster Presentation, Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience Research Day, Memorial University, April 8, 2019. Auditory Working Memory: Exploring Differences Between Musicians and Non-Musicians. (Foley, L, Surprenant, A, & Fawcett, J).
Science Atlantic Psychology, May 6-7, 2019, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. Foley, L., Surprenant, A., & Fawcett, J. Auditory Working Memory: Exploring Differences Between Musicians and Non-Musicians.