Congrats to my student Ting Yuan Tay on our ACM paper

Our paper on 'Comparing Musicians and Non-musicians’ Expectations in Music and Vision' with Marcus Pearce (QMUL) has been published in ACM Audio Mostly. Check out a quick synopsis here!

Quick summary: The investigation of expectation mechanisms has received considerable attention in music and vision. Our listener study investigates the relative influence of dynamic and schematic expectations in musical and visual stimuli, and investigate the role of expertise in forming expectations by testing both musicians and non-musicians. Musicians are found to be more sensitive than non-musicians to the dynamic and schematic properties of musical stimuli, and they generally produce a wider range of expectedness ratings than non-musicians. Interestingly, musicians also interpret schematic information in the visual condition differently than non-musicians, suggesting that musical training may have influenced their expectation mechanisms more generally.