Emma Greenspon, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
M.A. General Psychology, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
B.S., University of Richmond
Current Research and Scholarship
Emma Greenspon, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist with a research focus in music cognition. As the principal investigator of the Music, Voice & Cognition Laboratory, she studies how basic cognitive processes like mental imagery and memory relate to people’s ability to produce music and store music in memory. Her research has led to grant funding as well as numerous publications and conference presentations.
Grant Support (or Funding)
2019-present, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-1848930. Cognitive and motor factors in vocal imitation ($165,137 direct costs). Role on project: Co-Investigator
Publications or Other Scholarly Work
Pfordresher, P. Q, Honda, C., Greenspon, E. B., & Chow, K. (2020). Sensorimotor constraints on generalization of learning: More evidence for a cost of musical training. Psychological Research.
Randazzo, M.,Greenspon, E. B., & McNorgan, C., Booth, J. (2019). Children with reading difficulty rely on unimodal neural processing for phonemic awareness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 1-15.
Greenspon, E. B., & Pfordresher, P. Q. (2019). Pitch-specific contributions of auditory imagery and auditory memory in vocal pitch imitation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-9.
Frequently Taught Classes
Recently Taught Classes
2021 Summer D
- Sensation and Perception - PY 370