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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    
2014Morrill, T.H., Dilley, L.C., McAuley, J.D., & Pitt, M.A. (in press). Distal rhythm influences whether or not listeners hear a word in continuous speech: Support for a perceptual grouping hypothesis. Cognition.
2014Morrill, T.H., Dilley, L.C., & McAuley J.D. (in press). Prosodic pattern in distal speech context: Effects of list intonation and f0 downtrend on perception of proximal prosodic structure. Journal of Phonetics.
2014Lampen, J., Jones, K., McAuley, J.D., Chang, S.E., and Wade, J. (in press). Arrhythmic Song Exposure Increases ZENK Expression in Auditory Cortical Areas and Nucleus Taeniae of the Adult Zebra Finch. PLoS ONE.
2014Gordon, R., Shivers, C., Wieland E., Kotz, S., Yoder, P., & McAuley, J.D. (in press). Musical rhythm discrimination explains individual differences in grammar skills in children. Developmental Science.
2014Baese-Berk, M.M., Heffner, C.C., Dilley, L.C., Pitt, M.A., Morrill, T.H., & McAuley, J.D. (in press). Long-Term Temporal Tracking of Speech Rate Affects Spoken-Word Recognition. Psychological Science.
2014Heffner, C.C., Dilley, L.C., McAuley, J.D., and Pitt, M. (2014). When cues combine: How distal and proximal cues are integrated in word segmentation. Language and Cognitive Processes.
2013Henry, M.J. and McAuley, J.D. (2013). Failure to apply signal detection theory to the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia may misdiagnose amusia. Music Perception, 30, 481-497.
2013Dilley, L. C., Wieland, E. A., Gamache, J. L., McAuley, J. D., & Redford, M. A. (2013). Age-related changes to spectral voice characteristics affect judgments of prosodic, segmental, and talker attributes for child and adult speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 159-177.
2013Caulfield, M.D., McAuley, J.D., & Servatius, R.J. (2013). Facilitated acquisition of eyeblink conditioning in those at risk for anxiety disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
2013Hedges, J., Adolph, K., Ambso, D., Bavelier, D., Fiez, J., Gopnik, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Krubitzer, L., McAuley, J.D., McCandliss, B., Newcombe, N., Fitzpatrick, S., & Ghajar, J. (2013). Play, attention, and learning: How does play and timing shape the development of attention and influence classroom learning? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.