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Co-hosted by the Harvard Department of Music and the Harvard Mind Brain Behavior Music/Science Faculty Interest Group.

Meeting Location: Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


8:00-8:45 Registration & coffee Lowell Lobby
8:45 TALKS I Lecture Hall
  Musical interlude
Back Bay Ringers Quartet
Erika Skoe Impairments in musical abilities reflected in the auditory brainstem  
Nicole E. Calma The role of music familiarity in music/language processing  
Chris White Do harmony changes make us hear strong beats?  
Stefanie Acevedo Modeling Expectation in Popular Music: An Exploratory Corpus Study of the McGill Billboard Corpus  
Psyche Loui Real-Time EEG Sonification and its Applications in Epilepsy  
10:00 TALKS II  
  Musical interlude
Silver, Flutter by Lydia Brindamour '18
Alan Toda Ambaras, cello
Brian Harris Advances in Neurologic Music Therapy - From Neuroscience to Clinical Practice  
Daniel Weinstein Group music performance causes elevated pain thresholds and social bonding in small and large groups of singers  
Amy Spray Short Duration Musical Learning and Resultant Functional and Microstructural Changes in the Brain  
Mark Churchill El Sistema USA, A National Movement of Music for Social Change  
11:10-11:30 Coffee break Lowell Lobby
12:15-1:15 POSTER SESSION various locations
1:15-2:15 LUNCH Lowell basement/ classrooms
2:15 TALKS III  
  Music Therapy
Brian Harris and Rebecca Vaudreuil
Emily Przysinda A Psychophysical Measure of Auditory Imagination in Jazz Musicians  
Ronald Friedman Exploring the Impact of Final Ritardandi on Evaluative Responses to Cadential Closure  
Ira Braus Lecture Recital: Keeping Time in the Performance of Mozart's "Eine kleine Gigue," K.574  
Wy Ming Lin Size matters: An ERP study of interval size judgments in audiovisual integration  
James Reifinger Jr. The Latent Structure of Academic and Music Variables Related to Beginning Sight-singing Achievement  
3:20 TALKS IV  
  Musical interlude
Jenny Zuk and Dana Boebinger, Flutes
Allison Fogel Modeling Melodic Expectations  
Erico Artioli Firmino, Jose Lino Oliveira Bueno, & Carol Lynne Krumhansl Effects of temporal placement of key-change on time reproductions reveal a larger temporal capacity of musical working memory  
Anna Huang ChordRipple: Recommending Chords with Chord2vec to Help Novice Composers Go Beyond The Ordinary  
Lincoln G. Craton Tonality, Qualia, and Rock 'n' Roll  
Scott Miles & David Rosen Patterns and the Enjoyment of Music: Emotion, Music, and the Brain  
4:30-4:45 Break Lowell Lobby
4:45 Musical Interlude
Kameron Clayton, tuba
Lecture Hall
4:55-5:45 KEYNOTE: Vijay Iyer  
  The Myth of the Solitary Listener: Music Cognition and the Humanities
Followed by conversation with Aniruddh Patel
5:45-6:00 Musical Closing
Mendelssohn Trio, 1st movement
Alex Beyer, Max Tan, and Lev Mamuya
Lecture Hall

Posters (in presentation order)

  1. A study in the influence of tonal modulation on the spectral characteristics of EEG (Maria Korsakova-Kreyn)
  2. Electrophysiological Correlates of Rhythm and Syntax in Music and Language (Harim Jung)
  3. A Music Cognition Study: General Subjects are Capable of Discerning Images Within Sounds (Alexandra Rieger)
  4. Assessing musical effects on lexical tone perception with aural skills training (Evan D. Bradley)
  5. Neural Symphony: Mapping the piano keyboard to the subcortical auditory system (Parker Tichko)
  6. Partially Overlapping Brain Network for Auditory-Motor Integration in Singing and Cello Playing (Melanie Segado)
  7. The singer as chimera: multiple attributes contribute to robust recall (Joel Katz)
  8. Auditory logic revealed by after-hearing visualization (Nancy Garniez)
  9. Russian Orphans and Therapeutic Music (Erica Glenn)
  10. Music Therapy with Returning Veterans: Considerations in Clinical Research (Rebecca Vaudreuil)
  11. Respiratory alignment to music in repeated response case studies (Finn Upham)
  12. The Embodied Moment of Joy: A Music Therapy Songwriting Intervention that Promotes Mindfulness & Emotional Healing (Janna M. Frelich)
  13. Music Origin, Embodied Cognition, and Personality Types (Leonid Perlovsky)
  14. Hearing loss just below the surface? A study of subclinical hearing loss in musicians. (Sarah Camera)
  15. Girl from Ipanema: a multi-layer analysis (Dale Joachim)
  16. Creaking Chairs and Musical Form: Microtiming Glenn Gould's 1965 recording of Schoenberg's Op. 19, no. 1 (Richard Beaudoin)
  17. The Maestro Myth - Exploring the Impact of Conducting Gestures on the Musician's Body and the Sounding Result (Sarah Platte)
  18. A Theoretical Framework for Analogy during Music Listening (Janet Bourne)
  19. Domain-Specific Effects on Grammar Acquisition Mechanism (Erica Knowles)
  20. An investigation of tempo determination (Leigh VanHandel)
  21. Cognitive Links between Early Literacy and Rhythm Perception (Ola Ozernov-Palchik)
  22. What Acoustic Features Do We Use to Distinguish Steady State Portions of Music and Language? (Mattson Ogg)
  23. Neural Signatures of Improvisation in Jazz Musicians (Karl Helmer & Frederick Bianchi)
  24. Musical Anatomy and Sound Somatics: Demonstration of Overtone Crown (Shawn Feeney) DEMONSTRATION IN CLASSROOMS

NEMCOG 2016 Organizing Committee

Peter Cariani
Nori Jacoby
Jennifer Zuk
Dana Boebinger
Kameron Clayton
Lisa Wong
Christopher Hasty

Executive Committee

Morwaread Farbood, New York University
Psyche Loui, Wesleyan University
Panayotis Mavromatis, New York University
Ian Quinn, Yale University