Dr. Peter Q. Pfordresher
Associate Professor, Cognitive Area Head
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Office: 355 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0234
Summary of Research Interests:
I am interested in the way in which the mind organizes sequences of events in real time during production and perception. I am particularly interested in musical behaviors and the degree to which music shares cognitive and neural resources with other sequential behaviors such as language. Specific research programs include the way in which people use the sounds they create (auditory feedback) to maintain fluency in production, individual differences in the vocal imitation of pitch, the role of memory retrieval in production, and the way in which sequence structure guides the perception of sequences.
- Tan, S. L., Pfordresher, P. Q., & Harré, R. (2010). Psychology of music: From sound to significance. London : Routledge and Psychology Press.
Pfordresher, P. Q., & Halpern, A. R. (in press). Auditory imagery and the poor-pitch singer. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
- Mantell, J. T., & Pfordresher, P. Q. (2013). Vocal imitation of song and speech. Cognition, 127, 177-202.
- Kulpa, J. D., & Pfordresher, P. Q. (2013). Effects of delayed auditory and visual feedback on sequence production. Experimental Brain Research, 224, 69-77.
Prince, J. B., & Pfordresher, P. Q. (2012). The role of pitch and temporal diversity in the perception and production of musical sequence. Acta Psychologica, 141, 184-198.
Pfordresher, P. Q. (2012).Musical training and the role of auditory feedback during performance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252, 171-176.
Pfordresher, P. Q., & Mantell, J. T. (2012). Effects of altered auditory feedback across effector systems: Production of melodies by keyboard and singing. Acta Psychologica, 139, 166-177.
- Pfordresher, P. Q., Keller, P. E., Koch, I., Palmer, C., & Yildirim, E. (2011). Activation of learned action sequences by auditory feedback. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 544-549.
- Pfordresher, P. Q. & Kulpa, J. (2011). The dynamics of disruption from altered auditory feedback: Further evidence for a dissociation of sequencing and timing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 949-967.
- Pfordresher, P. Q. & Dalla Bella, S. (2011). Delayed auditory feedback and movement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 566-579.
- Pfordresher, P. Q., Brown, S., Meier, K., Belyk, M., & Liotti, M. (2010). Imprecise singing is widespread. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 2182-2190.
- Pfordresher, P. Q., Brown, S., (2009). Enhanced production and perception of musical pitch in tone language speakers. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 1385-1398.
- Pfordresher, P. Q. (2008). Auditory feedback in music performance: The role of transition-based similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 708-725.
- Pfordresher, P. Q. & Brown, S. (2007). Poor-pitch singing in the absence of “tone deafness.” Music Perception, 25, 95-115.
- Pfordresher, P. Q. Palmer, C., & Jungers, M. (2007). Speed, accuracy, and serial order in sequence production. Cognitive Science, 31. 63-98.