Dr. Lauren Fink

 

Research Focus

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

Vita

Education

2014–2019PhD in Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, (USA)
2013–2014M.Phil in Music Studies, University of Cambridge (UK)
2009–2013BM in Percussion Performance, summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (USA)

Career

Seit 2020

Post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Publications

Publications

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 & Grants

Awards and Scholarships

2017–2019ARCS Foundation Achievement Research Award for College Scientists
2017UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award
2017

UC Davis Diversity Inclusion and Innovation Grant. “SOMA: Seminar Outreach for Minority Advocacy.” PI: Lauren Fink

2016

Ling-Lie Chau Student Award for Brain Research

2016University of California Music Experience Research Community Initiative: Research Exchange Grant – Univ. California, San Diego
2014–2015

Neuroscience Graduate Group Fellowship, Univ. California, Davis

2013–2014Cambridge Overseas Trust, Wolfson Cambridge Scholarship, Univ. Cambridge
2013Marshall Scholarship Finalist, Univ. of Cincinnati

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