1. Timing skills and expertise: discrete and continuous timed movements among musicians and athletes.

    Frontiers in Psychology 5:1482 (2014) PMID 25566154 PMCID PMC4274878

    Movement-based expertise relies on precise timing of movements and the capacity to predict the timing of events. Music performance involves discrete rhythmic actions that adhere to regular cycles of timed events, whereas many sports involve continuous movements that are not timed in a cyclical m...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Continuation tapping to triggered melodies: motor resonance effects of melodic motion.

    Experimental Brain Research 216(1):51 (2012) PMID 22038717

    Common Coding theory predicts that perceived action should resonate in produced action to which it bears some resemblance. Here we show that the qualities of motion commonly attributed to melodies are instantiated in motor plans that control timed movements. Participants attempted to tap a stead...
  5. Ideomotor effects of pitch on continuation tapping.

    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 64(2):381 (2011) PMID 20694921

    The ideomotor principle predicts that perception will modulate action where overlap exists between perceptual and motor representations of action. This effect is demonstrated with auditory stimuli. Previous perceptual evidence suggests that pitch contour and pitch distance in tone sequences may ...