Schedule of events

The conference is scheduled to run from 1pm Sunday, July 30, 2017, through 1:30pm, Thursday, August 3, 2017. Scheduled talks and posters appear below; general conference plan is at the very bottom. Watch this space for a program pdf.

Day Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4

Music & Language Skills Historical Trends Pitch & Learning Meaning and Description
9:00- 10:30
193 Katherine Margulis Auditory working memory and musical rhythm as a predictor of grammar outcomes 203 Peter Martens Pitch intervals and rhythmic succession in German folksong,19th-century art song, and classic rock melodies 70 Yvonne Leung Learning event frequency in a microtonal scale: The influence of its conformity to the Western tonal hierarchy. 119 Simon Schaerlaeken Visual Imagery Evoked by the Sound of Classical Music: Characterization, Classification, and Measurement
172 Helga Gudmundsdottir The effect of musical training on 3-year-olds’ rhythmic ability and phonetic skills 236 Joshua Albrecht Roll Over Beethoven: Uniform Information Density in Rock Music, Folk, and German Art Song 169 Emily Morgan Statistical Learning Outperforms Gestalt-like Principles in Predicting Human Melodic Expectations 112 Zachary Wallmark Timbre semantics in orchestration: A corpus-linguistic study
155 Allison Aaron M.I.L.E.Stone: Music Impacting Language Expertise – A music and movement training program for children with language impairment 211 Nathaniel Condit-Schultz One Small Step or One Giant Leap?: An Empirical Comparison of Sgt. Pepper to its Contemporaries 174 Jenine Brown Implicit learning of tetrachords in Bartók 122 Alissandra Reed Psychological Description in Analysis of Liszt’s “Il Penseroso”

Rhythm and Speech Musical Training and Auditory Skills Musical Structure & Emotion Capturing and Educating Audiences
2:30- 4:00
35 Rhimmon Simchy-Gross Does speaking rate affect singing rate? 102 Karen Barrett The impact of individualized piano instruction on sound perception and music enjoyment in cochlear implant users 209 Aimee Battcock The importance of musical structure in listener perception of emotion 87 Hubert Léveillé Gauvin Drawing Listener Attention in Popular Music: Testing Five Musical Features Arising from the Theory of Attention Economy
130 Kacie Dunham Neural Entrainment to Rhythmic Speech Through Speech Envelope Analysis 183 Jennifer Bugos Piano Training on Cognitive Performance and Psychosocial Factors in Aging 125 Kit Soden Timbral, temporal, and expressive shaping of musical material and their respective roles in musical communication of affect. 229 Melissa Brandon Increasing Broad Music Appreciation via Socio-cultural Experiences: A Lesson in Openness
173 Adolfo Ramirez-Aristizabal Hierarchical temporal structure in slow versus fast speech 200 Rachna Raman Effect of Age on Perceiving Tonal Modulations in South Indian Classical (Carnātic) Music 43 Joshua Albrecht Modeling participant ratings of affect in Romantic piano music using automatic feature extraction 249 D. Gregory Springer Teaching Music Cognition to General Audiences through Distributed Learning

Music, Syntax & Grammar Music & Social Development I Melody Memory Conducting
9:00- 10:30
52 Matthew Rosenthal Fractionation of the human syntax system: a new perspective on the connection of music to other cognitive domains 90 Eun Cho An Investigation of the Relationship Between Music Students’ Small Music Ensemble Experiences and Empathy Skills 154 Michael Weiss Contextual distinctiveness affects the memory advantage for vocal melodies 263 Mark Montemayor Conductor Expressivity Affects Evaluation of Rehearsal Instruction
40 Somangshu Mukherji Logical Form, Musical Internalism, and “Beginnings-Middles-Endings” 230 Karanvir Singh & Srishti Birla
The Taal Autism Dance Program: A customized dance therapy program for autistic children 34 Andrea Halpern Electrical brain stimulation during encoding improves musical memory 171 Laura Bishop Coordinating Piece Onsets: How Gesture Kinematics Affect Cue Clarity
247 Yina Quique Syntactical processing of musical and linguistic information 257 Kathleen Corrigall Associations between group music lessons and prosociality 17 Anna Schwartz Effects of timbre distortion and arousal on memory for vocal and instrumental melodies 74 Ian Colley Visual cues in musical synchronization: How can a conductor influence musicians?

Emotion in Music Time, Timing & Experience Music & Cognitive Skills Audiovisual Cues
2:30- 4:00
100 David Huron
Sadness versus Grief: Has research on musical ‘sadness’ conflated two different affective states? 143 Niels Chr. Hansen Twirling Triplets: The Qualia of Rotation and Musical Rhythm 22 Leah Fostick Auditory temporal processing and speech perception among musicians and card players aging adults 131 Robert Graham Music to our eyes: Assessing the role of experience in audio-visual integration for music

238 Hannah Keller The Relationship between Circadian Rhythms and Suggested Raga Performance Times: A Corpus Study 82 Brea Murakami Music as a Mnemonic Device for Verbal Recall in Healthy Older Adults 50 Jonathan Govias Out of Sight, Into Mind
133 Hubert Léveillé Gauvin Do Flat-Side Harmonies and Tempo Predict Emotion of Lyrics in Popular Music? 36 Jessica Sommer Effects of Metrical Dissonance and Expertise on Perceptions of Emotion in the Music of Robert Schumann 65 Angela Nazarian Reading Between the Lines: A Semantic Analysis of Autobiographical Memory Narratives 177 Anna Siminoski Ancillary gestures as tools for inter-performer communication

Neural Origins of Rhythm Musical Preferences Vocal Techniques Music and Affect Regulation
9:00- 10:30
71 Jessica Ross The Role of Dorsal Premotor Cortex in Auditory Timing: A Continuous Theta-burst Stimulation Study 86 Meagan Curtis Do You Like This? The Measurement of Musical Preference 215 Ian Howell In Search of the Soprano Singer's Formant: A Perceptual Approach 117 Kirk Olsen Who listens to violent music and why?
165 Daniel Comstock The Primacy of Error Correction of the Auditory System: Neural Correlates of Auditory and Visual Error Correction During Sensorimotor Synchronization 79 Amy Belfi A musical self-reference effect 123 Lindsey Reymore Does Proper Voice Leading Sound Better? 91 Diana Hereld Musical Intensity in Affect Regulation: Intervening in Self-Harming Behavior
216 Ani Patel Predictive and tempo-flexible synchronization to a visual metronome in monkeys 190 Michael Barone Influence of main-genre acoustic features on secondary musical preferences 219 Claire Arthur Perceptual constraints on voice leading practices: A corpus investigation of the direct intervals rule 197 Elizabeth Kinghorn Musical Engagement and Emotional Regulation in Undergraduate Students: An Exploration of Influential Factors.

Structure & Engagement Melody Crosscultural Approaches to Rhythm Music & Social Development II
11:00- 12:30
64 Jason Corey Moment to moment listening experience for popular songs 45 George Seror III Consonance and Tonality in Polyphonic Melodies 127 Bastiaan van der Weij Same drummer, different beats: simulating enculturation in rhythm perception with computational modeling 158 Sara Beck Joint Music Making Makes Preschoolers More Likely to Help a New Friend: Examining the Role of Lyrical Content and Joint Movement
103 Tysen Dauer Measuring Patterns of Engagement with Minimalist Music Using Inter-Subject EEG Correlation 202 Ji Chul Kim Dynamics of Melodic Embellishment: Pitch Interaction in Steps and Leaps Predicts Implied Harmony in Tonal Melodies 194 James Sullivan Prototype drift and tapping distortion in complex meters 267 Butovens Médé Participation of older adults in a single session of musical group activity increases social cohesiveness and positive affect
53 David Temperley Effects of Melody and Harmony on Contrastive Valence
30 Justin London Cultural background and expertise affect the reproduction of simple rhythms: a cross-cultural tapping study 59 Laura Cirelli Infant prosocial behavior toward singing and non-singing partners

Symposium Tempo Harmony I Expectation & Structure
2:30- 4:00
264 Annabel Cohen Studies of singing: Abilities and well-being across the lifespan 145 Leigh VanHandel Melodic characteristics and tempo determination 205 Christopher White Overlaps Between the Historical Theory of Harmonic Function and Cognitive Models of Accent 55 David Temperley Rhythmic Variability in European Vocal Music

Christine Tsang, Helga Gudmundsdottir, Andy Tubman
221 E. Glenn Schellenberg How accurate is implicit memory for tempo? 115 Ben Duane Harmonic Clusters and Tonal Cadences: Bayesian Learning Without Theoretical Knowledge 259 Scott Miles A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Surprise and Preference in Popular Music

137 Song Hui Chon Relationships of Pitch, Tempo, and Dynamics from Instrument Combination Patterns in Orchestral Scores 204 Christopher White Do Downbeats Influence Harmonization Preferences? 141 Niels Chr. Hansen Entropic Ebbs and Flows: The Expectancy Dynamics of Musical Phrases

Rhythm Perception Representing Pitch Harmony II Auditory Perception
4:30- 6:00
199 Connor Davis Three Models of Polymetric Perception 228 Amanda Schlegel All about that bass: Effects of stimulus timbre and octave on wind instrumentalists’ tuning accuracy 220 Stefanie Acevedo Syntactic Processing of Popular Music Harmony: An ERP Study 163 Mike Schutz A comprehensive survey of auditory perception stimuli
9 Godfried Toussaint Rhythmic Grouping with the Mutual Nearest Neighbor Graph and its Application to Predicting the Perception of Rhythm Similarity 139 Christopher Bartlette Effect of Instrumental Studies on Pitch Labeling 160 Bryn Hughes Different Musical Styles Engender Different Harmonic Expectancies 46 David Heise Focal Templates: Paying Attention During Computational Auditory Scene Analysis
16 Leslie Kwakye Seeing is Hearing: Integration of attended visual stimuli influence ambiguous auditory rhythm perception 186 Peter Cariani Implications of interspike interval representations of pitch for musical tonality 218 Stefanie Acevedo A Functional Analysis of Chord Progressions in Popular Music 105 Nick Gang Deriving maximally correlated stimulus-to-response mappings using naturalistic music and ongoing EEG

Musical Training and Cognitive Skills Speech & Music Relation Harmony III Development of Rhythm
9:00- 10:30
138 Martin Norgaard Why learning to improvise may enhance inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility 210 Nathaniel Condit-Schultz Elision and Enjamb-ment in Musical Lyrics: A Systematic Analysis of Text-Music Organization in Art and Popular Song 225 Gareth Hearne Scalic influences of goodness-of-fit ratings in randomised pitch sequences 97 Karli Nave Musical rhythms induce long-lasting beat perception in older children but not younger children.
239 Psyche Loui Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Study of Jazz Improvisation as a Model of Creativity 60 Katherine Vukovics Using nPVI to Examine the Role of National Musical Styles in the Works of Non-Native Composers 214 Blair Kaneshiro Investigating the impact of tonal and temporal structure on perception of chord progressions 84 Beatriz Ilari Rhythmic entrainment in middle childhood: A developmental perspective
108 Assal Habibi Neural Correlates of Development of Executive Function in Children Engaged in Music Training 54 Ethan Lustig Anticipatory Syncopation in Rock: A Corpus Study 188 Joanna Spyra Effects of intervening keys manipulated by events and time on nonadjacent harmonic perceptions 42 Jessica Nave-Blodgett The Prolonged Development of Beat and Meter Perception: Evidence from Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Physiological Experience of Music Experiencing Time Action-Perception Audio Quality & Intelligibility
11:00- 12:00
150 Tuomas Eerola Does being moved by sad music trigger an increased prolactin and oxytocin response in empathic listeners? 29 Justin London Where is the beat in that note? Comparing methods for identifying the p-center of musical sounds. 104 Adena Schachner From music to movement: The role of causal reasoning in infants’ and adults’ representations of music 116 Kirk Olsen Intelligibility of violent ‘Death Metal’ vocalisations: Investigating the benefits of expertise
58 Laura Cirelli Behavioral and physiological responses to maternal lullabies and play songs 235 Kristina Knowles Time versus Tension: Studying the Influence of Contemporary Music on Experienced Time 187 Tara Vongpaisal Auditory-Motor Learning in the Music Production of Musicians and Non-musicians 76 Joshua Sites Beauty & the Beast: Differences in Listener Response to WAV and MP3 Music Files
12:00- 1:30
Closing remarks

Day/Time Poster ID Submission Number Presenting Author Title
Session A
Monday 4:00-5:30
A1 19 Adam Horin The effects of changes in melodic contour on rhythm discrimination abilities in healthy adults
A2 93 Laura Getz The Specificity of Expertise and the “Language” of Salsa Music
A3 92 Anna Kasdan Uncovering a Temporal Mechanism for Music Perception
A4 151 Charles Wasserman Finding the Beat: Testing Dynamical Predictions Using Missing Pulse Rhythms
A5 168 Ahren Fitzroy Intensity variation signals metric structure in child-directed poetic speech
A6 32 Andrew Aziz Analyzing "Compositional" Improvisation in the High Classical Sonata
A7 161 Caitlyn Trevor Signaling Fear in Horror Movie Soundtracks: The Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams
A8 164 Lincoln Craton Varieties of negative musical response
A9 31 Tyler Dean Scale-sensitivity: a cognitive resource basic to music perception
A10 96 Robert Slevc Musical Processing Relies on Cognitive Control
A11 152 Richard Ashley Form in music: Memory, perception, and schemata
A12 81 Emma Greenspon The Roles of Familiarity, Imagery, and Memory in Mental Transformation of Melodies
A13 227 Janet Bourne Using Analogical Processing to Categorize Musical Schemata
A14 47 Takashi Fujisawa Acoustical Models Explain Harmony Perception
A15 140 Evan Bradley Effects of singing on perceptual pitch learning by nonmusicians
A16 118 Jonghwa Park Do people with absolute pitch really produce the P300 response when processing tones? : Re-examination of previous studies using EEG
A17 62 Emily Graber Speech Transformed into Song Heightens Temporal Sensitivity but Weakens Absolute Pitch Sensitivity
A18 77 Joshua Sites The effect of tonal distance on automatic attention capture
A19 234 Bernard Wang Comparing Representational Similarity Analysis Techniques for Studying the Processing of Tonal Categories
A20 73 Akio Honda Auditory guided adjustment shows robust loudness constancy, but when visual cues of musical performance are available
A21 89 Andrew Brinkman The Leading Sixth Scale Degree: A Test of Day-O’Connell’s Theory
A22 99 Solena Mednicoff Discriminating Major/Minor Modes Revisited: Can Training Help?
A23 223 Hubert Ho Collaborative performative learning assists in the acquisition of core music-theoretic concepts
A24 231 Amanda Schlegel Effects of visual feedback on high school violinists’ performance on a pitch-matching task
A25 185 Noah Little Exploring the positive benefits of festival attendance for adolescent development.
A27 153 Michael Weiss Consonance perception: Age and training effects
A28 195 Gwen McGraw-Modes An Introduction to Infant-Song: How Singing Parents Nurture Infants' Innate Ability to Sing Tunefully in an Early Optimal Period for Singing Acquisition
A29 253 Alexander Chern Examining rhythm and language in children with cochlear implants, developmental language disorders, and typical development
A30 146 Min-Ju Kim The role of musical structure in shaping listener’s preference
A31 178 Jotthi Bansal Artists or audio? Contrasting psychological and physiological responses to audio recordings versus live musical performance
A32 256 David Baker A Relational Network Approach to Rock Music Syntax
A33 212 Crystal Peebles Contra Dance Corpus Study: First Steps
Session B
Tuesday 11:00-12:30
B1 156 Alexandre Celma Miralles Musical training modulates meter induction in the spatial domain
B2 167 Jared Leslie Investigating Perception of Meter in Diverse Populations Through Online Testing
B3 180 Justin Christensen Finding an ideal level of syncopation to elicit a groove response
B4 206 Ji Chul Kim Entrainment of Canonical Oscillators to Complex Rhythms: Temporal Receptive Field Revisited
B5 98 Karli Nave Steady state responses to musical beat induction in 6- and 12-month-olds.
B6 136 Martin Norgaard Not Just for Talking: Broca’s Area is Part of a Brain Network Underpinning Expert Musical Improvisation
B7 18 Kirk Olsen Investigating creative cognition in an improvised jazz context: A preliminary tDCS study
B8 191 David Baker The Modeling and Perception of Melodic Similarity in Jazz Improvisation
B9 25 Christine Jimenez The Neural Correlates of Vivid Recollection for Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memories Elicited by Self-Selected Sad Music
B10 110 Domenica Fanelli Perception of Emotion in Music by Hearing-Impaired and Hearing- Aided Listeners
B11 126 Haley Kragness Effects of age and musical training on the expression of emotions in music
B12 246 Matthew Sachs Bodily maps of emotions for self and others in response to sad music
B13 149 Niels Chr. Hansen Does solo instrumentation convey sadness in orchestral music?
B14 111 Matthew Rosenthal No hemispheric differences in the recognition of familiar transitional-pitch probability and rate-of-pitch occurrence structures using the monaural listening task
B15 113 Mary Lena Bleile The Effects of Primed Consonance and Dissonance on the Perception of Musical Intervals
B16 159 Tyler Dean Interactions Between the Tonic and Major and Minor Tones in Major vs. Minor Judgments
B18 85 Jack Atherton Compositional Purpose of Music for Background Listening: An Unexplored Dimension of the Effects on Cognitive Task Performance
B19 243 Leigh Dunn
Should I listen to music while studying? Effects of music type and individual differences
B20 72 Jennifer Bugos Mallet Training on Self-Efficacy and Processing Speed in Older Adults
B21 271 Elinor Harrison Self-generated rhythmic cueing to improve gait patterns in healthy adults
B22 20 Kyurim Kang Musical Neglect Training (MNT) for Unilateral Visual Neglect in Right Hemispheric Stroke Patients
B23 28 Olivia Brancatisano Music-evoked versus photo-evoked autobiographical memories in people with dementia: an exploration of the reminiscence bump
B24 262 Clare Cullen Multimodal rhythm-based language intervention
B25 134 Chloe Vaughan Prosody Matching: The Relationship Between Rhythm, Language, and Prosody Discrimination
B26 166 Frank Russo Joint music making influences intergroup relations in a minimal groups paradigm
B27 232 Colleen Tang Poy Effect of dance synchrony on perceived levels of attractiveness: a pupillary dilation study
B28 245 Erika Makowecki
Music, interpersonal synchrony, and social affiliation
B29 63 Karen Chow Increased piano training constrains flexibility of learning novel pitch to space mappings
B30 226 Amy Boggan The Impact of Expertise-Related Cross-Modal Associations on the Vividness of Auditory Imagery
B31 49 Morgan Patrick The Effects of Tonal Harmony on Visual Narrative Processing
B32 14 Elizabeth Margulis Expressive Intent, Ambiguity, and Aesthetic Responses to Music and Poetry
B33 175 Jason Noble Is musical meaning more adjectival than nominal?
B34 120 Chelsea Brinda Moved by the music: comparing a music theory analysis to psychophysiological responses in listeners
B35 207 Alan Huang Analyzing the Influence of Listener Characteristics on Physiological Responses to Music
B36 128 Victoria Grace Relationship between Extramusical Information of Compositional Process and Perceived Emotion in Music: Effect of Human Presence
Session C
Tuesday 4:00-5:30
C1 217 Tram Nguyen Synchronization with competing visual and auditory rhythms in musicians and dancers
C2 224 Carson Miller Rigoli Acquiring novel meters as an adult: evidence for metrical plasticity beyond development
C3 254 Jung Nyo Kim Beat Perception in Jittered Rhythms: Neural Oscillation or Delay-Based Processing?
C4 222 Blair Kaneshiro Exploring the representation of musical beat in ongoing EEG using component analysis
C5 10 Ronald Friedman Revisiting the Effects of Sad Emotion on Music Preference
C6 11 Ronald Friedman Reinvestigating the Psychological Function of Final Ritardandi
C7 184 Noah Little Shared musical experiences and altruistic behaviour: An exploratory study.
C8 248 Amanda Schlegel Describing and predicting undergraduate non-majors’ musical engagement during live concerts through continuous measurement
C9 80 Anna Kasdan Musical genre and familiarity influence the timing of aesthetic judgments
C10 182 Brandon Wild A cognitively informed key-finding algorithm using tonal attraction
C11 208 Joselyn Ho Modeling the effect of scale impurities on tonality perception
C12 213 Olivia Podolak The impact of (a)tonal modulation on harmonic priming
C13 44 Joshua Albrecht Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards: Vocal timbre as a marker of recurring archetypal characters in the music of Tom Waits
C14 56 Ian Lou Timbre Memory, Familiarity And Dissimilarity
C15 147 Heather Daly Spectral contributions to the perceptual interaction of pitch and timbre
C16 189 Felix Dobrowohl Perception thresholds for rhythmic timbral events
C17 268 John Geringer Can musicians tell bright from dark?
C18 26 Gwen McGraw-Modes Infantsong and Birdsong: Similarities Between the Singing Acquisition of Vocal Learners in Early Sensitive Periods
C19 170 David Huron Are there universal melodic tendencies? Testing fifteen purported characteristics of melodies
C20 132 Claire Pelofi Cognitive and neural correlates of processing scale structures in music
C21 51 Carol Krumhansl Pentatonic isomorphism of pitch and time
C22 241 Brooke Okada Why musicians are good at musical ability tests: Insights from the drift diffusion model
C23 21 Chelsea Brinda Shaping the Undergraduate Aural Skills Class: A Comparison of Traditional Dictation Strategies and Informal Learning Strategies
C24 57 James Gutierrez Music Major Perception of Music Theory’s Utility: A Reddit Community Survey
C25 106 Anjni Amin Establishment and negotiation of common ground in the teaching of expressive performance
C26 109 Dominique Vuvan Individual Differences in Song Perception: The Role of Lyrics vs. Melody
C27 201 Emily Barker How sight-singing strategies differ between voice types: Evidence from eye movements and production errors
C28 192 David Baker Validating the Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index in a Sample of American Participants
C29 176 Allison Fogel Comparing linguistic prediction in musicians and non-musicians
C30 37 Robert Slevc Musical ability predicts the ability to learn novel speech sound categories
C31 66 Mythili Menon Music primes relative clause completions in English
C32 255 Gabriella Musacchia Classification of Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses to Music and Speech Sounds

Sun July 30
1:00pm-5:00pm Kickoff events!
    1:00 Welcome
    1:30 Youth symphony performance
    2:00 UC MERCI Data Blast
    2:30 Vibrant Matters performance
    3:45 Talk by Prof. Jessica Grahn
    5:00pm-7:00pm Opening reception

Mon July 31
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:00am-5:30pm Full conference
11:00am Keynote lecture by Prof. Diana Deutsch
Afternoon posters
Evening concert: musical illusions

Tue Aug 1
9:00am-5:30pm Full conference
Morning posters
Afternoon posters
Evening: early career panel

Wed Aug 2
9:00am-5:30pm Full conference
Evening: conference banquet

Thu Aug 3
9:00am-12:30pm Full conference
12:30pm-1:30pm Closing remarks