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Sara Lynn Beck

Graduate Student
Research Area: Developmental Science


Music Perception/Cognition

 

I'm interested in how children's social behavior is impacted by singing and moving together, and how prosocial lyrics in songs affect children's behavior. I'm also interested in how children and adults use auditory and proprioceptive feedback when performing the skilled action of singing, and how efference copy informs subjects' perception of the quality of their singing. 

Representative Publications

Harwell, B., Beck, S., & Rieser, J. (September, 2015) Singing Without Hearing: A Delayed Auditory Feedback Paradigm for Auditory Masking. Poster presented at the Annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day in Nashville, TN.

Beck, S. & Rieser, J. (2015, August) Singing without hearing: differences in use of auditory feedback do not account for age-related improvements in children’s absolute and relative pitch production. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Society for Music Perception and Cognition in Nashville, TN.

Beck, S., Rieser, J., & Erdemir, A. (2015, March) Differences in use of auditory feedback do not account for age-related differences in children’s singing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia, PA.

Beck, S., & Rieser, J. (2014, October). Children and adults preferentially attend to relative pitch errors over absolute pitch errors when singing. Poster presented at the Tennessee Psychological Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

Beck, S., Rieser, J., & Erdemir, A. (2014, June). Children’s singing with and without auditory feedback: what can it tell us about the perceptual processes involved in learning to sing? Poster presented at The Vanderbilt Brain Institute’s Music and the Brain Symposium and Research Exhibition, Nashville, TN.

 


Honors

2015-2016 Curb Public Scholar, Vanderbilt Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, & Public Policy