Current Projects and Past Research


The lab is currently working on one project:

Music Training and Auditory Processing: What is the possible impact of different types of musical training (e.g., classical training versus jazz training) on the brain’s ability to process auditory information?


Grace, A., Jurca, H., Odabashian, S., Zhang, J. K., & Knowles, E. R. (2021). Music Training and Synesthesia: Exploratory Survey of the Berklee Population. Poster Presented at the 2021 Meeting of the Auditory Perception and Cognition Society.

Knowles, E.R., Coe-Frisco, S., & Levine, A. (2020). Auditory Learning in Classical and Jazz Musicians. Poster Presented at the 125th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Society.

Knowles, E.R. (2016). Language and Music: Effects of Task Demand on Shared Processing. Poster Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Knowles, E.R. (2016). Domain-Specific Effects on Grammar Acquisition Mechanism. Poster Presented at the 2016 Meeting of the Northeast Music Cognition Group (NEMCOG).

Knowles, E.R. (2015). Domain-Specificity in Auditory Processing: Insights from Comparisons of Language and Music (Doctoral dissertation).

Knowles, E. R., Ingvalson, E., & Wong, P. C. M. (2014). Common Learning Mechanisms for Language and Music Grammar Acquisition. Poster Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Knowles, E. R., Wong, A. C.-N., Shafiro, V., & Wong, P. C. M. (2012). Defining auditory expertise using musicians. Poster Presented at the 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting.

Knowles, E.R. & Lloyd, M. E. (2009). Exploring an artificial music grammar. Poster Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.