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McAuley Devin McAuley
Director, MSU Cognitive Science Program
Ph.D. Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington 1995
Masters Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington 1991
Bachelors Mathematics and Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington 1988
Primary Program: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
282B Psychology
(517) 353-9069

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Timing, Attention & Perception Laboratory Work in the Timing, Attention, and Perception (TAP) Lab focuses on understanding how humans and other animals perceive the timing of events (e.g., duration, tempo, and rhythm) and use this information to (a) coordinate perception and action, (b) direct attention, and (c) in the case of humans, facilitate speech and language processing. We use a range of methodologies, including behavioral methods with children and adults, mathematical modeling, targeted lesions and pharmacological manipulations in animal models, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. With respect to language, TAP lab research focuses on both the pitch and time (prosodic) characteristics of spoken language and their role in speech perception, word segmentation, and lexical processing. In this regard, we are particularly interested in commonalities in the neural and cognitive underpinnings of music and language.

Research Publications    
2015B Herrmann, MJ Henry, EK Fromboluti, JD McAuley, J Obleser (2015). Statistical context shapes stimulus-specific adaptation in human auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 2582-2591.
2015RL Gordon, MS Jacobs, CM Schuele, JD McAuley (in press). Perspectives on the rhythm–grammar link and its implications for typical and atypical language development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences .
2015EB Burnham, EA Wieland, MV Kondaurova, JD McAuley, TR Bergeson, and LC Dilley. (in press). Phonetic modification of vowel space in storybook speech to infants up to two years of age. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
2015Wieland, E.A., McAuley, J.D., Dilley L.C., and Chang, S.E. (2015). Evidence for a rhythm perception deficit in children who stutter. Brain and language 144, 26-34
2015McHugh, S.B., Francis, A., McAuley, J.D., Stewart. A.L., Baxter, M.G., and Bannerman, D.M. (in press). Hippocampal acetylcholine depletion has no effect on anxiety, spatial novelty preference, or differential reward for low rates of responding (DRL) performance in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience.
2014Morrill, T.H., Dilley, L.C., McAuley, J.D., & Pitt, M.A. (2014). Distal rhythm influences whether or not listeners hear a word in continuous speech: Support for a perceptual grouping hypothesis. Cognition, 131, 69-74.
2014Morrill, T.H., Dilley, L.C., & McAuley J.D. (2014). Prosodic pattern in distal speech context: Effects of list intonation and f0 downtrend on perception of proximal prosodic structure. Journal of Phonetics, 45, 68-85.
2014Breen, M., Dilley, L.C., McAuley, J.D., & Sanders, L.D. (2014). Auditory evoked potentials reveal early perceptual effects of distal prosody on speech segmentation. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 29, 1132-1146.
2014McAuley, J.D . & Fromboluti, E.K. (2014). Attentional entrainment and perceived event duration. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences , 369.
2014Lampen, J., Jones, K., McAuley, J.D., Chang, S.E., and Wade, J. (2014). Arrhythmic Song Exposure Increases ZENK Expression in Auditory Cortical Areas and Nucleus Taeniae of the Adult Zebra Finch. PLoS ONE.