Lab Publication of the Week: The "Deluge of ICMPC 2018 Presentations" Edition

Lab Publication of the Week: The “Deluge of ICMPC 2018 Presentations” Edition

For this week’s lab publication, I’ll be breaking from the longstanding (see: three weeks) norm and discussing a slew of projects just published this week in the recently published proceedings of the 2018 International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition.

This has been a transitional year, with me (Daniel Shanahan) moving from my lab at Louisiana State and joining the lab at Ohio State. This means that, at least from my point of view, the “lab” publication count is actually quite high for these proceedings, encompassing all of the great work done at both LSU and OSU.

So here’s the full list. All in all, there were 27 talks/posters between the two labs, counting only current members. The talks were held simultaneously in Montreal, Graz, Sydney, and La Plata. Listed (in no particular order or citation style):

1. The Effects of Melodic Contagions in the Oral Transmission of Melodies    1. The Effects of Melodic Contagions in the Oral Transmission of Melodies

  • Elizabeth Monzingo, Daniel Shanahan, Anthony T. Marasco, Emily Elliott, David John Baker, Connor Davis, Joshua Albrecht

2. Exploring the Relationship between Physiological and Emotional Stress in Viola Players

  • Hannah Frances Keller, Daniel Shanahan, Eric Sheffield, Michael Blandino, Jesse Allison

3. Modeling Aural Skills Dictation

  • David John Baker, Elizabeth Monzingo, Daniel Shanahan

4. The Relationships Between Genre Preference, Aural Skills, and Tonal Working Memory

  • Elizabeth Monzingo, Emily M. Elliott, Daniel Shanahan, David John Baker, Juan Ventura, Katherine Vukovics

5. Modeling Rhythmic Complexity in a Corpus of Polyrhythm Examples from Europe and America, 1900-1950

  • Ève Poudrier, Daniel Shanahan

6. Explaining Objective and Subjective Aspects of Musical Sophistication: Insights from General Fluid Intelligence and Working Memory

  • David John Baker, Emily M. Elliot, Daniel Shanahan, Juan Ventura, Elizabeth Monzingo, Brian Ritter, Christopher Young

7. Dissecting the Effects of Working Memory, General Fluid Intelligence, and Socio-Economic Status on Musical Sophistication

  • Daniel Shanahan, Emily M. Elliott, David John Baker, Juan Ventura, Elizabeth Monzingo, Hailey Holt, Hannah Keller

8. Identifying the Perceptual Dimensions of Musical Instrument Timbre

  • Lindsey Elizabeth Reymore, David Huron

9. Do Dotted Rhythms Increase Performance Precision: Why Marches Have Dotted Rhythms

  • Niels Chr. Hansen, Nicholas J. Shea, David Huron

10. Orchestrated Sadness: When Instrumentation Conveys Emotion

  • Niels Chr. Hansen, Lindsey Reymore, David Orvek, David Huron

11. The Expressive Role of String Register: An Ethological Examination of Fingering Choices in Classical String Instrument Playing

  • Caitlyn Marie Trevor, David Huron, Johanna Devaney

12. The Screaming Strings of the Silver Screen: Signaling Fear with the Use of Acoustic Features of Human Screams

  • Caitlyn Marie Trevor, David Huron, Larry Feth, Luc Arnal

13. Uncertainty modulates musical prediction error: Converging behavioral and neurophysiological evidence

  • David Ricardo Quiroga, Niels Christian Hansen, Andreas Højlund, Marcus Pearce, Elvira Brattico, Peter Vuust

14. Shared Neural Resources of Rhythm and Grammar: An ALE Meta-Analysis

  • Matthew J. Heard, Yune S. Lee

15. Behavioral studies on the role of melodic contours in linguistic processing in Chinese musicians and non-musicians

  • Yun Wang, Udo Will

16. Spontaneous rhythm tapping predicts auditory working memory ability in children

  • Katherine Corbeil, Sanghoon Ahn, Allison Byrer, Korrin Perry, Aiesha Polakampalli, Kevie Bovaird, Yune S. Lee

17. Assembling a Database of Validated Audio Stimuli: Evaluating Valence in Musical and Non-Music Sounds

  • Lindsay Warrenburg, Hubert Léveillé Gauvin

18. Infant Soundscapes: Differences in the Music Environments of Infants from the United States and Tanzania

  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi, Lucia Benetti, Hang Su

19. Analyzing recorded musical performances with the Automatic Music Performance Analysis and Comparison Toolkit (AMPACT)

  • Johanna Devaney

20. Disentangling schema- and saliency-based expectation effects on recognition memory for musical tones

  • Haley E. Kragness, Niels Christian Hansen, Peter Vuust, Laurel J. Trainor, Marcus T. Pearce

21. Musical Affect and Embodiment: Fear, Threat, and Danger in the Music of The Lord of the Rings

  • Lindsey Elizabeth Reymore

22. Investigating the Suspenseful Potential of Drone Tones Using Ambiguous Images

  • Caitlyn Marie Trevor

23. Acetaminophen Blunts Emotional Responses to Music

  • Lindsay Warrenburg, Baldwin Way

24. Do Descending Bass Lines Signal Sadness?

  • Nicholas Jordan Shea

25. Music, space and body: the evolutionary history of vocal and instrumental music

  • Yong Jeon Cheong, Udo Will

26. “For The Times They Are A-Changin'”: Lifespan Developments in Preferred Musical Performance Tempo

  • Niels Chr. Hansen, Nicholas J. Shea

27. Expectation Theories: Towards a Noumenal Tonality

  • Connor Davis

It should also be noted that two of the three student award winners (Lindsey Reymore and Yong Jeon Cheong) were Ohio Staters. While it’s obviously not about quantity, I do think that these two labs have done a fantastic job in shaping the conversations held in the broader global music cognition conference.

On a personal note, it’s been really rewarding to see so many projects come to fruition, and to be surrounded by such brilliant scholars.