The Library Research Awards program recognizes
The awards, sponsored by the Guggenheim Memorial Library, are presented as one winning award for each category – undergraduate ($250) and graduate ($250).
Victor Montanaro’s project, Music, the Voice, and Emotions, was completed as an independent study in Psychology for Dr. Greenspan. The paper is a proposal for an undergradate thesis study on music and speech processing. It is grounded in existing research that outline shared acoustic qualities of music and speech that convey emotions in speech, and also addresses conflicting results in past studies which provide indirect measures of musical experience that do not account for individual differences in musical ability. Instead, the current study uses a behavioral task in order to directly measure musical ability. A relationship between musical ability and emotion recogmition in speech is hypothesized, as are differences in emotion recognition between emotion types.
Research Help: 732-571-3438