Using physiological data (e.g. eye-tracking, EEG) to:
- predict listeners’ subjective evaluation or experience of music
- inform computational models of temporal attention, salience, and entrainment
- decode what someone is listening to
|2014–2019||PhD in Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, (USA)|
|2013–2014||M.Phil in Music Studies, University of Cambridge (UK)|
|2009–2013||BM in Percussion Performance, summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (USA)|
Post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Merrill, J., Czepiel, A., Fink, L. T., Toelle, J., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2021). The Aesthetic Experience of Live Concerts: Self-Reports and Psychophysiology. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/aca0000390
Sharma, N., Krishnamohan, V., Ganapathy, S., Gangopadhayay, A. & Fink, L. (2020). Acoustic and linguistic features influence talker change detection. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. Express Letters 147(5). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0002462.
Fink, L., Warrenburg, L. A., Howlin, C., Randall, W. M., Hansen, N. C., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2021, January 9). Viral Tunes: Changes in musical behaviours and interest in coronamusic predict socio-emotional coping during COVID-19 lockdown (preprint). PsyArXiv. doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/7mg2v
Fink, L., Lange, E., & Groner, R. (2019). The application of eye-tracking in music research. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(2): 1. DOI: 10.16910 / jemr.11.2.1
Fink, L., Hurley, B., Geng, J. & Janata, P. (2018). A linear oscillator model predicts dynamic temporal attention and pupillary entrainment to rhythmic musical patterns. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(2):12. DOI: 10.16910/jemr.11.2.12
Hurley, B., Fink, L., & Janata, P. (2018). Mapping the dynamic allocation of attention in musical patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 44(11), 1694-1711. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000563
Fink, L. (2017). Chance operations in neuroscience. In Lane, J. and L. Fink (Eds.), Allen Otte Folio, pp. 17-20.
Fink, L. (2016). The Greatest. Pulse Special Issue of Ethnomusicology Review/Sounding Board.
Awards and Scholarships
|2017–2019||ARCS Foundation Achievement Research Award for College Scientists|
|2017||UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award|
UC Davis Diversity Inclusion and Innovation Grant. “SOMA: Seminar Outreach for Minority Advocacy.” PI: Lauren Fink
Ling-Lie Chau Student Award for Brain Research
|2016||University of California Music Experience Research Community Initiative: Research Exchange Grant – Univ. California, San Diego|
Neuroscience Graduate Group Fellowship, Univ. California, Davis
|2013–2014||Cambridge Overseas Trust, Wolfson Cambridge Scholarship, Univ. Cambridge|
|2013||Marshall Scholarship Finalist, Univ. of Cincinnati|
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