“Research outreach” and rhythm perception testing at PASIC 2014

Indianapolis, Indiana

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 11.55.07 AMEight lab members travelled to Indianapolis, IN for five days to test expert percussionists on rhythm perception. Our goal was to better understand how the types of movements used in playing an instrument might lead to different listening experiences later in life.  We also staffed an “experiencing research” poster session discussing how research on music cognition can inform musical education and performance.  The lab is grateful to Petro-Canada for sponsoring Dr. Schutz’s 2014 Young Innovator Award providing support for this valuable endeavour.  For more information about this project click here.   Update: we presented preliminary results from this testing at PASIC 2015, and subsequently published our findings in the journal Psychology Research.  This papers is available for download from our publications page. Photo on 2014-11-20 at 9.28 AM #2