Current Projects and Past Research


The lab is currently working on two projects:

Music Training Influence on Synesthesia: How do early music training experiences shape the associations we see in musical sound-color synesthetes?

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?


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.