Kyle Gauder awarded NSERC USRA for knowledge mobilization initiative

kyle gauder portraitThe lab’s interdisciplinary projects hold practical implications for diverse audiences.  Whether you are a Bach buff, percussion pundit, or cognition connoisseur, the work being done by our students can help inform your work. 

Kyle Gauder received a 2016 NSERC-USRA (University Student Research Award) for a project aimed at creating online tools for knowledge translation. As the lab’s previous technical assistant, he will draw upon his background in both psychology and computing to develop new tools for communicating important lab findings.  One project offers a dynamic, interactive visualization tool offering insight into JS Bach’s landmark composition Well Tempered Clavier (Book 1), debuted at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in San Francisco.  Bach’s composition containing 24 Preludes and 24 Fugues in all major and minor keys inspired similarly structured works by Frédéric Chopin (Op 28), Alexander Scriabin (Op 11), Dmitri Shostakovich (Op. 87), Dmitry Kabalevsky (Op 38). Kyle’s tool will help students, researchers, and enthusiasts of J.S. Bach explore different interpretations of these historically significant pieces – cataloged as BWV 846-869.

Others tools will visualize key data sets from particular projects to aid in communicating findings from our studies to the university community and beyond.