Creativity and Music at APA 2014

Last week I attended the 122nd annual conference of the American Psychological Association for the first time. I was glad I did and here are the reasons why: 1) There were so many sessions focusing on creativity! Creativity is such a fringe topic in Cognitive Psychology. It was exhilarating to be in an environment that […]

Reflections on the Creativity of Cartoon Accompaniment

I am enjoying the synchronicity across the various textsI have been consuming for a paper I am writing on thematic music (e.g., comedy music, Chinese music). I am currently reading Daniel Goldmark’s “Tunes for Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon.” I found this book in one of my literature searches for papers on the referential […]

Familiarity of Thematic Music Affects Story Generation Performance MPA13

Just finished my presentation for the MPA 2013 conference.  I will be giving a talk tomorrow morning (5/2/2013) at 12:00 PM in Salon A. The talk will be about the research I have been conducting examining the ability of thematic music to activate associated concepts and how that activation affects performance in a generation task.  […]