Music Cognition Lab

                 Meagan Curtis, Ph.D.

 

 

Meagan Curtis, Postdoctoral Associate

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Bharucha, J.J., Curtis, M. & Paroo, K. (In press). Musical communication as alignment of non-propositional brain states. In Rohrmeier, M., Rebuschat, P., Hawkins, J. & Cross, I. (Eds.), Music and Language as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bharucha, J.J., Curtis, M. & Paroo, K. (In press). Alignment of brain states: Response to commentaries. In Rohrmeier, M., Rebuschat, P., Hawkins, J. & Cross, I. (Eds.), Music and Language as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. J. (2010). The minor third communicates sadness in speech, mirroring its use in music. Emotion, 10, 335-348.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. J. (2009). Memory and musical expectation for tones in cultural context. Music Perception, 26, 365-375.

Bharucha, J.J. & Curtis, M. (2008). Affective spectra, synchronization and motion: Aspects of the emotional response to music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 579. (Commentary on Juslin & Vastfjall, 2008)

Bharucha, J. J., Curtis, M. & Paroo, K. (2006). Varieties of musical experience. Cognition, 100, 131-172.

 

Conference Presentations

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2009, September). The minor third conveys sadness in speech prosody and interacts with pitch heigh. Paper presented at the Music and Emotion conference, Durham, England.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2009, August). The minor third conveys sadness in speech prosody, but interacts with pitch heigh. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2009, June). Emotional prosody uses musical intervals to communicate emotion. Poster presented at the Neuroscience of Emotion conference, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2008, August). The minor third communicates sadness in speech and music. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2008, July). Emotional perception of melodic musical intervals. Poster presented at the conference Music, Language, and the Mind, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2008, July). The minor third communicates sadness in prosody and music. Paper presented at the conference Music, Language, and the Mind, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.

Bharucha, J. & Curtis, M. E. (2008, July). Communication and synchronization of brain states via music and language. Paper presented at the conference Music, Language and the Mind, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.

Bharucha, J., Curtis, M. E. & Paroo, K. (2007, August). Musical communication as aligned of neural state vectors. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, Canada.

Curtis, M. E. (2007, August). Prosody is a possible mapping source for the musical association between the minor third and sadness: Evidence from bi-syllabic speech samples. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, Canada.

Bharucha, J., Curtis, M. E. & Paroo, K. (2007, June). The many facets of musical communication. Paper presented at conference on Music and Evolutionary Thought, Durham University, Durham, England.

Bharucha, J., Curtis, M. E. & Paroo, K. (2007, May). Musical communication as alignment of non-propositional brain states. Paper presented at the Language and Music as Cognitive Systems Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

Bharucha, J., Curtis, M. E., & Paroo, K. (2006, March). Modeling the acquisition and perception of harmony. Paper presented at the Music and Mind Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2005, May). Culture-specific tonal knowledge drives judgments about an unfamiliar tonality: A probe-tone study. Poster presented at The Neurosciences and Music II Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

Curtis, M. E., Paroo, K. I., Holcomb, P. J. & Bharucha, J. (2005, April). Music influences the processing of syntax. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, New York.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2004, July). Expecting the unexpected: Cross-modal priming of low-probability stimuli. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Curtis, M. (2004, January). Cultural adaptation to music. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Curtis, M. E. & Bharucha, J. (2003, June). Tonal violations interact with lexical processing: Evidence from cross-modal priming. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Curtis, M. & Morris, J. (2000, November). Investigations of pitch contour in subjects with differing emotional states. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

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