About

We are broadly concerned with how the brain conceptualizes complicated event sequences typical of music and speech and the conditions under which this ability breaks down. Various lines of research are currently underway to achieve this goal. Lab facilities are designed to accommodate a number of paradigms, including vocal production, keyboard production, motion capture, and perceptual tasks.

Participation

The lab welcomes students at both the graduate and undergraduate level who are interested in sequence production and auditory perception. Students in psychology, music, and other related disciplines are welcome to apply as research assistants. Because most of our studies involve music-related paradigms, a music background is highly beneficial for working in the lab. For more information, please visit our contact page.

Lab picnic May 14, 2022 (Left to right): Chihiro Honda, Andreane Cruz, Jianghan Ren, Kaithlyn Mussiah, Chantel Fatorma, Lihui (David) De, David Vollweiler, Tim Pruitt, Avani Gulati, Nicole Coleman, Peter Pfordresher

 

 

 

Student Accomplishments

August 2022:
– Congrats to graduate students Nicole Coleman, Chihiro Honda and David Vollweiler for presenting their talks at the Society of Music Perception and Cognition in Portland, OR!

– Congrats to graduate student Yan Chen for presenting her poster at the Society of Music Perception and Cognition in Portland, OR!

April 2022
– Congrats to graduate student Nicole Coleman for presenting a talk at the ESM/UR/Cornell/Buffalo Music Cognition Symposium!

November 2021
– Congrats to graduate student Chihiro Honda for presenting a talk at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting!

July 2021
– Congrats to graduate student Chihiro Honda for presenting a talk at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition!

April 2021
– Congrats to undergraduate student David Vollweiler for presenting a poster at the University at Buffalo Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

– Congrats to undergraduate student David Vollweiler for presenting a talk at the Western New York Undergraduate Psychology Conference and at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference!

March 2021
– Congrats to graduate student Chihiro Honda for presenting a talk at the ESM/UR/Cornell/Buffalo Music Cognition Symposium!

November 2019
– Congrats to graduate student Chihiro Honda for presenting her poster at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting in Montreal!

August 2019
– Congrats to graduate student Chihiro Honda for presenting her poster at the Society of Music Perception and Cognition!