Sharmila is a MSc student in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience at Brock University. Previously, during her undergraduate degree, she studied axillary perspiratory and salivary steroid hormones released across the female menstrual cycle. Sharmila’s current research is on the improving the effectiveness of auditory alarms through investigating the role of amplitude envelope.
Awards and Recognitions
PNB Travel Grant (2019). $500
PNB Travel Grant (2018) $350
SEMPRE Conference Award (2018). €245
GSA Travel Grant (2018). $500
Dean’s List, Brock University (2014, 2016-2017).
Dr. Cora M Briant Bursary for Women (2015-2017). $3,474
Brock University Scholars Awards (2013-2014, 2016). $1,650
Inquiring Minds, Match of Minds Award (2015). $4,500
Peer-Reviewed Abstracts and Publications
Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. (2019). Improving Human–Computer Interface Design through Application of Basic Research on Audiovisual Integration and Amplitude Envelope. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 3, 4.
Sreetharan S., Schlesinger, J., & Schutz, M. (2018). Designing Effective Auditory Interfaces: Exploring the Role of Amplitude Envelope. In Parncutt, R., & Sattmann, S. (Eds.), Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10. Graz, Austria: Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, (pp. 426-431).
December 2018. McMaster PNB Graduate Research Conference. Hamilton, ON.
Sreetharan, S.*, & Schutz, M. Reducing Auditory Alarm Annoyance through Amplitude Envelope Manipulation
November 2018. Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
Sreetharan, S.*, Schlesinger, J., & Schutz, M. Amplitude Envelope Manipulation: A Cost-Efficient Solution for Auditory Alarm Annoyance Reduction.
August 2018. International Ergonomics Association. Florence, Italy.
Schlesinger, J.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Reducing Alarm Annoyance – Utilizing the Amplitude Envelope
July 2018. International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Montreal, QC.
Sreetharan, S.*, Schlesinger, J., & Schutz, M. Designing Effective Auditory Interfaces: Exploring the Role of Amplitude Envelope
March 2019. PNB Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session. Hamilton, ON.
Anderson, C.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. How Changes in Timbre Affect the Annoyance and Recognition of Melodic Alarms
Benjamin, R.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Exploring the Effects of Amplitude Envelope and Cognitive Load on an Audio-Visual Task
February 2019. Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference. Niagara Falls, ON.
Anderson, C.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Making Musical Medical Alarms: Examining Melodic Alarm Recognition Accuracy Across Contrasting Timbres
Benjamin, R.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Examining the Effects of Amplitude Envelope on Alarm Recognition During Tasks of Varying Cognitive Loads
November 2018. McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind – NeuroMusic Conference. Hamilton, ON
Anderson, C.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Exploring the effect of timbre on melodic alarm recognition
Benjamin, R.*, Sreetharan, S., & Schutz, M. Examining the effects of amplitude envelope on alarm recognition in an audio-visual delayed matching-to-sample task
February 2018. Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference. Niagara Falls, ON.
Sreetharan, S.*, Schlesinger, J., & Schutz, M. Reducing Annoyance in the ICU through the Structuring of Better Alarms
May 2017. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association Meeting. St. Catharines, ON.
Muir, C., Sreetharan, S.*, Lee, J.-A., Mannaga, S., & Nour, H. Comparison of Salivary and Axillary Perspiratory Testosterone, Cortisol, and Estradiol Levels Across the Female Menstrual Cycle.