Lindsay Warrenburg

Lindsay Warrenburg is currently a third year PhD student in the CSML. She received a MA in Music Theory (Music Cognition and Perception) from OSU in 2016 and a BA in Music (and Pre-med) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Lindsay’s research examines how and why people have certain emotional reactions to music, with an emphasis on sad music. Some of her past and current projects have included research on how acetaminophen can reduce emotional responses to music, co-creation of a corpus of Previously-Used Musical Stimuli (PUMS), examining the difference between sad and grief-like music, identifying qualia (emotions) evoked by listening to melodic intervals, how physical fitness and stress tolerance affect musical preferences, and an examination of how psychological research relates to musical development in children. Her Masters thesis used both music theoretic and psychological (perception) methods to examine structural features in music themes. In addition to her empirical music research, she has been trained in conducting psychophysical and neuroimaging work in the fields of neuroscience and psychology. While at OSU, she has taken multiple classes in the psychology and cognitive science departments. She has a strong interest and background in statistics and behavioral research methods.

Selected Publications:

Warrenburg, L.A., & Huron, D. (Accepted). Fitness and Musical Taste: Do Physically Fit Listeners Prefer More Stressful Music? Empirical Musicology Review.

Warrenburg, L.A., & Huron, D. (2018). Tests of Contrasting Expressive Content between First and Second Musical Themes, Journal of New Music Research. doi.org/10.1080/09298215.2018.1486435

Warrenburg, L.A., & Léveillé Gauvin, H. (2018). Corpus of Previously-Used Musical Stimuli (PUMS). Proceedings of the 15th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition. Montréal, Canada.

Warrenburg, L.A., Huron, D., & Way, B. (2018). Potential Effect of Acetaminophen on Emotional Responses to Music and Speech. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition. Montréal, Canada.

Warrenburg, L.A., & Huron, D. (2016). Perception of structural features in first and second musical themes. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition. San Francisco, CA.

Warrenburg, L.A. (2016). Examining Contrasting Expressive Content in First and Second Musical Themes. Masters Thesis, Ohio State University.