Graduate student Lorraine Chuen successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis, titled “Evaluating the influence of audiovisual unity in temporal binding of musical stimuli” and will now graduate with her Masters degree. She will soon be moving to Toronto to work at the MaRS Discovery District as a Studio [Y] Fellow.
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Aimee Battcock gave a talk about the communication of emotion in performances of JS Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier.
Lorraine Chuen previewed her M.Sc. thesis exploring the effects of audiovisual congruency on perceived synchrony of musical events.
Fiona Manning’s latest findings on the role of different effectors (finger vs. stick) in a sensorimotor integration task were presented as a talk.
Dr. Schutz debuted pilot results from a new study exploring dual-tapper synchronization Steve Reich’s Drumming, initiated by acclaimed percussionist Russell Hartenberger (NEXUS/University of Toronto)
Dominique Beauregard Cazabon presented a poster at the Acoustical Society of America’s spring meeting. The poster was entitled “The effect of amplitude envelope on spatial ventriloquism” and presented results from a pilot study aiming to determine whether amplitude envelope affects the way we integrate audiovisual information in the spatial dimension. This is the first step in a series of experiments aimed at exploring the role of temporal structure in the spatial localization of sounds.
Fiona Manning presented a talk at the University of Waterloo Department of Kinesiology seminar series in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. This talk overviewed sensorimotor integration in rhythm perception, outlining Fiona’s work on enhanced perceptual benefits that are associated with synchronizing movement with external auditory stimuli.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Several members of the MAPLE Lab attended the Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (LOVE) Conference in Niagara Falls, ON.
- Motor effector’s tapping rate influences movement’s effect on timing perception (Tardif, Manning & Schutz)
- Exploring timing coordination between percussionists in Steve Reich’s iconic Drumming (Schutz & Hartenberger)
- Cueing Emotion: comparing perceived emotion to piano work interpretations (Battcock & Schutz)
Seoul, South Korea
Lab presentations cover three main project areas, including:
- From score to stage: Exploring the relationship between music structure and emotional response (Martinez, Chuen, & Schutz). This presentation is part of a symposium exploring empirical musicological approaches to the study of emotional communication in music, which will include presentations by David Huron, Lisa Margulis, Dan Shanahan and Leigh VanHandel.
- A quantitative analysis of auditory stimuli: New results and insights (Gillard, & Schutz). This talk summarizes new insights from the lab’s ongoing Survey of Sounds project exploring the types of sounds used in auditory research. The talk will cover findings from three journals: Music Perception; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; and Hearing Research.
- Tapping through longer periods of silence improves perceived timing (Manning, & Schutz) discusses new findings regarding the role of metric structure in sensorimotor interactions. This presentation extends Fiona’s research on the role of body movement in rhythm perception.