1. The role of the extended MNS in emotional and nonemotional judgments of human song.

    Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 15(1):32 (2015) PMID 25029995

    In the present study, we examined the involvement of the extended mirror neuron system (MNS)-specifically, areas that have a strong functional connection to the core system itself-during emotional and nonemotional judgments about human song. We presented participants with audiovisual recordings ...
  2. The role of the extended MNS in emotional and nonemotional judgments of human song.

    Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 15(1):32 (2015) PMID 25029995

    In the present study, we examined the involvement of the extended mirror neuron system (MNS)-specifically, areas that have a strong functional connection to the core system itself-during emotional and nonemotional judgments about human song. We presented participants with audiovisual recordings ...
  3. Development of the adaptive music perception test.

    Ear and Hearing 36(2):217 (2015) PMID 25350404

    Despite vast amounts of research examining the influence of hearing loss on speech perception, comparatively little is known about its influence on music perception. No standardized test exists to quantify music perception of hearing-impaired (HI) persons in a clinically practical manner. This s...
  4. The influence of vocal training and acting experience on measures of voice quality and emotional genuineness.

    Frontiers in Psychology 5:156 (2014) PMID 24639659 PMCID PMC3945712

    Vocal training through singing and acting lessons is known to modify acoustic parameters of the voice. While the effects of singing training have been well documented, the role of acting experience on the singing voice remains unclear. In two experiments, we used linear mixed models to examine t...
  5. Compensatory plasticity in the deaf brain: effects on perception of music.

    Brain Sciences 4(4):560 (2014) PMID 25354235 PMCID PMC4279142

    When one sense is unavailable, sensory responsibilities shift and processing of the remaining modalities becomes enhanced to compensate for missing information. This shift, referred to as compensatory plasticity, results in a unique sensory experience for individuals who are deaf, including the ...
  6. The influence of vocal training and acting experience on measures of voice quality and emotional genuineness.

    Frontiers in Psychology 5:156 (2014) PMID 24639659 PMCID PMC3945712

    Vocal training through singing and acting lessons is known to modify acoustic parameters of the voice. While the effects of singing training have been well documented, the role of acting experience on the singing voice remains unclear. In two experiments, we used linear mixed models to examine t...
  7. Compensatory plasticity in the deaf brain: effects on perception of music.

    Brain Sciences 4(4):560 (2014) PMID 25354235 PMCID PMC4279142

    When one sense is unavailable, sensory responsibilities shift and processing of the remaining modalities becomes enhanced to compensate for missing information. This shift, referred to as compensatory plasticity, results in a unique sensory experience for individuals who are deaf, including the ...
  8. The influence of vocal training and acting experience on measures of voice quality and emotional genuineness.

    Frontiers in Psychology 5:156 (2014) PMID 24639659 PMCID PMC3945712

    Vocal training through singing and acting lessons is known to modify acoustic parameters of the voice. While the effects of singing training have been well documented, the role of acting experience on the singing voice remains unclear. In two experiments, we used linear mixed models to examine t...
  9. Compensatory plasticity in the deaf brain: effects on perception of music.

    Brain Sciences 4(4):560 (2014) PMID 25354235

    When one sense is unavailable, sensory responsibilities shift and processing of the remaining modalities becomes enhanced to compensate for missing information. This shift, referred to as compensatory plasticity, results in a unique sensory experience for individuals who are deaf, including the ...
  10. Spectral information for detection of acoustic time to arrival.

    Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 75(4):738 (2013) PMID 23359354

    The exponential increase of intensity for an approaching sound source provides salient information for a listener to make judgments of time to arrival (TTA). Specifically, a listener will experience a greater rate of increasing intensity for higher than for lower frequencies during a sound sourc...
  11. Spectral information for detection of acoustic time to arrival.

    Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 75(4):738 (2013) PMID 23359354

    The exponential increase of intensity for an approaching sound source provides salient information for a listener to make judgments of time to arrival (TTA). Specifically, a listener will experience a greater rate of increasing intensity for higher than for lower frequencies during a sound sourc...
  12. Predicting musically induced emotions from physiological inputs: linear and neural network models.

    Frontiers in Psychology 4:468 (2013) PMID 23964250 PMCID PMC3737459

    Listening to music often leads to physiological responses. Do these physiological responses contain sufficient information to infer emotion induced in the listener? The current study explores this question by attempting to predict judgments of "felt" emotion from physiological responses alone us...
  13. Predicting musically induced emotions from physiological inputs: linear and neural network models.

    Frontiers in Psychology 4:468 (2013) PMID 23964250 PMCID PMC3737459

    Listening to music often leads to physiological responses. Do these physiological responses contain sufficient information to infer emotion induced in the listener? The current study explores this question by attempting to predict judgments of "felt" emotion from physiological responses alone us...
  14. Feeling voices.

    PLoS ONE 8(1):e53585 (2013) PMID 23341954 PMCID PMC3547010

    Two experiments investigated deaf individuals' ability to discriminate between same-sex talkers based on vibrotactile stimulation alone. Nineteen participants made same/different judgments on pairs of utterances presented to the lower back through voice coils embedded in a conforming chair. Disc...
  15. Predicting musically induced emotions from physiological inputs: linear and neural network models.

    Frontiers in Psychology 4:468 (2013) PMID 23964250 PMCID PMC3737459

    Listening to music often leads to physiological responses. Do these physiological responses contain sufficient information to infer emotion induced in the listener? The current study explores this question by attempting to predict judgments of "felt" emotion from physiological responses alone us...
  16. Feeling voices.

    PLoS ONE 8(1):e53585 (2013) PMID 23341954 PMCID PMC3547010

    Two experiments investigated deaf individuals' ability to discriminate between same-sex talkers based on vibrotactile stimulation alone. Nineteen participants made same/different judgments on pairs of utterances presented to the lower back through voice coils embedded in a conforming chair. Disc...
  17. Vibrotactile discrimination of musical timbre.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 38(4):822 (2012) PMID 22708743

    Five experiments investigated the ability to discriminate between musical timbres based on vibrotactile stimulation alone. Participants made same/different judgments on pairs of complex waveforms presented sequentially to the back through voice coils embedded in a conforming chair. Discriminatio...
  18. Vibrotactile discrimination of musical timbre.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 38(4):822 (2012) PMID 22708743

    Five experiments investigated the ability to discriminate between musical timbres based on vibrotactile stimulation alone. Participants made same/different judgments on pairs of complex waveforms presented sequentially to the back through voice coils embedded in a conforming chair. Discriminatio...
  19. Audio-visual facilitation of the mu rhythm.

    Experimental Brain Research 218(4):527 (2012) PMID 22427133

    Previous studies demonstrate that perception of action presented audio-visually facilitates greater mirror neuron system (MNS) activity in humans (Kaplan and Iacoboni in Cogn Process 8(2):103-113, 2007) and non-human primates (Keysers et al. in Exp Brain Res 153(4):628-636, 2003) than perception...
  20. Audio-visual facilitation of the mu rhythm.

    Experimental Brain Research 218(4):527 (2012) PMID 22427133

    Previous studies demonstrate that perception of action presented audio-visually facilitates greater mirror neuron system (MNS) activity in humans (Kaplan and Iacoboni in Cogn Process 8(2):103-113, 2007) and non-human primates (Keysers et al. in Exp Brain Res 153(4):628-636, 2003) than perception...