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Emma Greenspon

Emma Greenspon, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Office: Howard Hall 142

Phone: 732-263-5212

Email: egreensp@monmouth.edu


Education

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)

2021-present, Monmouth University Creativity & Research Grant. Subvocal processing of pitch ($2000). Role on project: Principal Investigator

2019-2021, 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

Recent Publications

Pfordresher, P. Q, Greenspon, E. B., Friedman, A., Palmer, C. (2021). Spontaneous production rates in music and speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-15.

Greenspon, E. B., Pfordresher, P. Q., & Halpern, A. R (2020). The role of long-term memory in mental transformations of pitch. Auditory Perception & Cognition, 3, 76-93. 

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.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory – PY 220
  • Sensation and Perception – PY 370

2022 Summer A

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103

2022 Spring

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory – PY 220

2021 Fall

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory – PY 220

2021 Summer D

  • Sensation and Perception – PY 370

2021 Spring

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory – PY 220

2020 Fall

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory – PY 220

2020 Spring

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory – PY 311

2019 Fall

  • Introduction to Psychology – PY 103
  • Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory – PY 311

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 103)
  • Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory (PY 220)
  • Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory (PY 311)
  • Sensation and Perception (PY 370)