Fiona Manning Publishes new findings in Psychological Research


Although percussionists’ rhythmic expertise is widely recognized, Fiona Manning’s recent article in Psychological Research suggests this expertise may be predicated upon movement. She tested percussionists and non-percussionists’ rhythm perception in two conditions: with or without movement. Although percussionists outperformed controls when moving, their rhythm perception was no better when listening alone.  This raises interesting questions about interactions between musical expertise, movement, and rhythm.  Click here to view the article on Springer’s site.