Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 17, 2012 MEETING - BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Sponsored by the Boston University School of Music

Meeting Location: Boston University College of Fine Arts building, 855 Commonwealth Ave., room 171.

Program

8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Research Presentations I
9:30 - 9:45 Coffee Break
9:45 - 10:45 Research Presentations II
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Research Presentations III
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 1:00 Research Presentations IV
1:00 - 2:00Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 Keynote Talk: "Comparative Music Cognition: A Modern Approach"
    Aniruddh Patel, Tufts University
3:00 - 3:20Break
3:20 - 4:00Tutorial 1: Functional and structural neuroimaging
    Psyche Loui, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
    Richard Randall, Carnegie Mellon University
4:00 - 4:40Tutorial 2: Performance analysis
    Olaf Post, Harvard University
    Victoria Tzotzkova, Harvard University
4:40 - 5:00Wrap-up

Research Presentations

HMMs and Harmonic Function in the Bach Chorales
Christopher White, Yale University

Are Corpus-Derived Key Profiles Transpositionally Equivalent?
Ian Quinn, Yale University

Applications of Terhardt/Parncutt pitch perception model to music analysis
Hubert Ho, Northeastern Unviersity

Utilizing Statistical Probabilities to Hierarchize Motion in Geometric Spaces
Matthew Reeves, Boston University

Perception of the Tritone Paradox among Cantonese and Mandarin-Speakers
Joseph Siu, Eastman School of Music

Roughness Perception as a Function of Musical Training
Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music

Attentional rhythm in sight and sound: A temporal analogue of object-based attention in vision and audition
Julian De Freitas, Yale University

Mozart Effect, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Cognitive Function of Music
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University

Variability of Emotional Valence: Inconsistencies in self-report continuous emotion ratings
Finn Upham, New York University

Impaired learning of event frequencies in tone-deafness
Jan Iyer, University of California at Berkeley / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

A Comparison of Three Music Aptitude Tests in Predicting Singing and Music Reading Achievement
James L. Reifinger, University of Houston

Interspike intervals, subharmonics, and musical harmony
Peter Cariani, Boston University

Limited capacity of auditory short-term memory (ASTM) predicted by Cowan's k and electrophysiological results
Kristelle Alunni-Menichini, University of Montreal

Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval from auditory short-term memory
Sophie Nolden, University of Montreal

Metric Strength Effects on Early Auditory Processing as Indexed by ERPs and Gamma-Band Activity
Ahren Fitzroy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Musical groove modulates motor cortex excitability: A TMS investigation
Micheal Hove, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH/Harvard Medical School

Mapping Musical Space with fMRI and MIR
Michael Casey, Dartmouth College

Musical Echolalia and Non-Verbal Children with Autism
Krystal Demaine, Lesley University

The Use of Music in Neuropalliative Rehabilitation
Aiko Onuma, The Music Therapy Group

Automatic Music Performance and Comparison Toolkit (AMPACT)
Johanna Devaney, Ohio State University

Learning Reusable User-defined Knobs for Sound Synthesis
Anna Huang, Harvard University

Seeing Music: Using Technology to Assist Visual Learners in Aural Training
Samuel Stokes, Louisiana State University

Performance-Imposed Pitch Network Structure as Contributor to Meaning in Live Performance
Bonnie McAlvin, City University of New York

The Revolution is Hear! Sound Art, the Everyday and Aural Awareness
Florian Hollerweger

Location and Visitor Information

Boston University College of Fine Arts building, 855 Commonwealth Ave., room 171.

http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music

Driving from the airport: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Pay toll, then follow the signs for Cambridge through the first light. Turn right at the next light, keeping the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel on the right. Take Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit. From the Kenmore Square Exit of Storrow Drive: At the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road forks here; the right fork is Bay State Road. The left fork takes you into Kenmore Square; in the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. The College of Fine Arts is at 855 Commonwealth Avenue.

By train from the airport: From the airport terminal, take the shuttle to the Airport T-station. Take the Blue Line Inbound (towards Gov't Center). Change to Green line B at Government Center. (Note: There are four green lines; be sure to get on B towards Boston College). Get off at the BU West stop, which is right in front of the CFA building (which will be to your right).

From Amtrak: At Boston South Station, transfer to the Metro Red line towards Alewife. Go two stops to the Park Street station and change to the Green Line B. (Note: There are four green lines; be sure to get on B towards Boston College). Get off at the BU West stop, which is right in front of the CFA building (which will be to your right).

For other directions, see: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/contact-us/directions

Accommodations: There are no official accommodations for the conference, but there are many options around the Boston area. The most convenient locations to BU are Fenway, Brookline, Back Bay, Downtown, and the Allston-Brighton neighborhood.

Parking: All-day parking is available at BU's Granby lot, 665 Commonwealth, for $10.

Program Committee

Jason Yust, Boston University, School of Music
Psyche Loui, Harvard Medical School