marsha natadiria


Marsha is currently working in the MAPLE Lab as the lab manager. She graduated from McMaster in 2017 with an Honours B. Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. She has completed Grade 10 in piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music and she played bassoon for several years for her high school concert band. Marsha started out as a research assistant in the MAPLE Lab working on various projects. She began working on the amplitude envelope study in her third year, assisted with the lab’s Tempo Visualizer for JS Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, and finally, explored the impact of shared musical experiences on social behaviours in her final year. She completed her thesis in the Voice Research Lab, studying the influence of self-perceived dominance on sensitivity to social and physical dominance in others’ voices. Concurrently, she worked on a study in the Developmental Neuroscience Lab that sought out to determine the influence of music and movement on prosocial behaviours in children. In her spare time, Marsha loves to read and discover new places to eat in Hamilton.