Auditory Perception & Cognition Lab

Emily J. Allen
PhD

prac0010@umn.edu
N640 Elliott Hall

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Emily completed her PhD in 2018 in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences program, with a minor in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, at the University of Minnesota. Prior to this, she received a B.S. in art, with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests lie in the perception and processing of pitch and timbre. She specializes in behavioral and functional neuroimaging research. In 2015, she moved to The Netherlands for nine months to learn computational modeling and work with Dr. Elia Formisano's group at Maastricht University. She is now back at the University of Minnesota, and recently started a postdoc in Andrew Oxenham's Auditory Perception & Cognition Lab.

Teaching Experience:
        Instructor: Psychology of Music
        Section Leader: Major Project in Psychology capstone course
        Teaching Assistant: Psychology of Music, fMRI: Hands-on Training, Sensation & Perception, Human Learning & Memory

        Guest lectures: 
        Pitch and timbre: Perception and processing (mini lecture, 2018). Sensation and Perception, University of Minnesota.

        The musical brain: Function and anatomy (2017 & 2018). Psychology of Music, University of Minnesota. 

Publications:

Posters:

Allen, E.J., Burton, P. C., Mesik, J., Olman, C. A., Oxenham, A. J. (2017, November). Cortical representations of attention to pitch or timbre. Poster session presented at Society for Neuroscience (SFN) annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

Allen, E.J., Burton, P. C., Mesik, J., Olman, C. A., Oxenham, A. J. (2017, November). Cortical representations of attention to pitch or timbre. Poster session presented at Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) satellite symposium at the SFN annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

Allen, E.J., Moerel, M., Formisano, E., Oxenham, A.J. (2017, October). A perceptual model of timbre in human auditory cortex. Poster session presented at the Diversity in Psychology Program, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen, E.J., Moerel, M., Formisano, E., Oxenham, A.J. (2017, September). A perceptual model of timbre in human auditory cortex. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Auditory Cortex, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Allen, E.J., Moerel, M., Formisano, E., Oxenham, A.J. (2017, May). A perceptual model of timbre in human auditory cortex. Poster session presented at the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications' (IRSA) Neuro-Statistics Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Allen, E.J., Burton, P. C., Olman, C. A., and Oxenham, A. J. (2015, April). Variations in pitch and timbre are processed in largely overlapping brain regions. Poster session presented at the Center for Cognitive Sciences’ Spring Research Day, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Allen, E.J., Burton, P. C., Olman, C. A., and Oxenham, A. J. (2014, June). Neural correlates of pitch and timbre variation in human auditory cortex. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany. 

Allen, E. J., and Oxenham, A.J. (2013, February). Interactions of pitch and timbre: How changes in one dimension affect discrimination of the other. Poster session presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Allen, E. J., and Oxenham, A. J. (2012, November). Interactions of pitch and timbre: How changes in one dimension affect discrimination of the other. Poster session presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Invited and Departmental Talks: 

Pitch and timbre in the human cortex (2018). Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CAB) Welcome Weekend, Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

In search of neural correlates of pitch and timbre perception
 (2017). Computational Visual Neuroscience (CVN) lab meeting, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), Minneapolis, MN.

In search of neural correlates of pitch and timbre perception
(2017). MRI User's Group (MUG), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Encoding of natural timbre dimensions in human auditory cortex (2015). Auditory Perception and Cognition lab meeting, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    

Neural correlates of pitch and timbre variation in human auditory cortex
(2015). 
MRI User's Group (MUG), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Interference between dimensions of pitch and timbre is symmetric (2013). Acoustic Communication Seminar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Interactions of pitch and timbre: How changes in one dimension affect discrimination of the other (2012). Perception Lunch, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.