|Degree:||Ph.D.Â University of Illinois, 1976, Cognitive Psychology (minor in Linguistics)|
|Research Interests:||Music performance; memory; consciousness|
|Research Synopsis:||My goal is to understand the cognitive processes involved in human communication, particularly musical performance. My longitudinal case studies of experienced musicians preparing for performance combine the third-person perspective of the scientist with the first-person perspective of the musician. Together with musician colleagues, I have shown how the principles of expert memory apply to the domain of music performance. In current work on the role of movement in music performance, my goal is to understand the role of spontaneity and creativity in highly prepared music performance.|
|Recent publications:||Demos, A.P., Lisboa, T, Logan, T., Begosh, K. T., & Chaffin, R. (2018).Â A longitudinal study of the development of expressive timing. Psychology of Music. https://doi: 10.1177/0305735618783563.
Demos, A.P., & Chaffin, R. (2018). How Music Moves Us: Entraining to Musiciansâ Movements. Music Perception, 35(4), 405-424.
Demos, A. P., Chaffin, R., & Logan, T. (2017). Musicians body sway embodies musical structure and expression: A recurrence-based approach. Musicae Scientiae, 22(2), 244â263.
Demos, A.P., Lisboa, T, & Chaffin, R. (2016).Â Flexibility of expressive timing in repeated musical performances. Frontiers in Psychology, 1490(7).