Lab Publication of the Week (Hansen, Vuust, and Pearce, 2016)
For this week’s lab publication of the week, we’ve selected some excellent work from our post-doc, Niels Chr. Hansen. Along with collaborators Peter Vuust and Marcus Pearce, Niels asked participants about levels of uncertainty in Charlie Parker solos. They found that musical training played a significant role in inferring aspects of style, and although classical musicians were musicians were able to internalize certain aspects of the bebop style, the relative uncertainty and expectations jazz musicians reported more closely aligned to the computational model. It’s a pretty fascinating application of computational modeling of stylistic expertise and expectation.
Niels is leaving us this week to work with Peter Keller at MARCS in Sydney, and he will be missed!
Hansen NC, Vuust P, Pearce M (2016) “If You Have to Ask, You’ll Never Know”: Effects of Specialised Stylistic Expertise on Predictive Processing of Music. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0163584. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163584