University of Arkansas
Music Cognition Lab
at the University of Arkansas
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Principal Investigator

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (click for bio)



Rhimmon Simchy-Gross is pursuing a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. He explores potential overlaps between the temporal processing of music and language. He also studies how music warps psychological time--focusing on the role of attention and memory--and how dynamic attending shapes perceptions of polyphonic music.

  PadenPaden Green is pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in music. His primary instrument is guitar and he is in the men's choir.

KatieKatie Gerth
is a junior in the Honors College working towards a Biology major on a Pre-Medical track with a minor in Music. She is pursuing pediatrics but hopes to be able to apply music to the way she practices medicine and is interested in the psychological and physiological effects that music has on the body.

PrashantPrashant Anand is a senior music major with an emphasis in Music Theory and a minor in General Business. He studies French horn and independently plays guitar and flute. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a masterís degree in music theory/music cognition.

AlyssaAlyssa Davis
is an Honors senior pursing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Anthropology. Her current goal is a Pre-Dental focus, but interest in this lab has her considering other avenues, including how music is a multidimensional and multifaceted field. She is very intrigued by the complex topic of music and emotion, and is hoping this interest will culminate in research and an Honors Thesis.

ParkerParker Krain is an Honors student with a Psychology major and a Music minor. He has played bass guitar for 7 years. After graduation, he is interested in pursuing psychology or psychiatry.

LaurenLauren Shepherd
is pursuing a MM in Music Theory. She received her BA in Flute Performance and Psychology with honors and highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her previous research experience focused on the long-term effects of concussions in athletes, and she is excited to sharpen her own research interests within the lab. In the future, she hopes to continue on to a PhD in Music Theory

Alexandra Ruow picture and more info coming soon!