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Comparative time series analysis of perceptual responses to electroacoustic music (2012)
Journal Article
Bailes, F., & Dean, R. T. (2012). Comparative time series analysis of perceptual responses to electroacoustic music. Music Perception, 29(4), (359-375). doi:10.1525/mp.2012.29.4.359. ISSN 0730-7829

This study investigates the relationship between acoustic patterns in contemporary electroacoustic compositions, and listeners’ real-time perceptions of their structure and affective content. Thirty-two participants varying in musical expertise (nonm... Read More

Absolute tempo in multiple performances of aboriginal songs: Analyzing recordings of Djanba 12 and Djanba 14 (2011)
Journal Article
Bailes, F., & Barwick, L. (2011). Absolute tempo in multiple performances of aboriginal songs: Analyzing recordings of Djanba 12 and Djanba 14. Music Perception, 28(5), (473-490). doi:10.1525/mp.2011.28.5.473. ISSN 0730-7829

Songs that are not notated but transmitted through live performance are of particular interest for the psychological study of the stability of tempo across multiple performances. While experimental research points to highly accurate memory for the te... Read More

Dynamic melody recognition : distinctiveness and the role of musical expertise. (2010)
Journal Article
Bailes, F. (2010). Dynamic melody recognition : distinctiveness and the role of musical expertise. Memory & cognition, 38(5), (641-650). doi:10.3758/MC.38.5.641. ISSN 0090-502X

The hypothesis that melodies are recognized at moments when they exhibit a distinctive musical pattern was tested. In a melody recognition experiment, point-of-recognition (POR) data were gathered from 32 listeners (16 musicians and 16 nonmusicians)... Read More

Long-term melodic expectation: The unexpected observation of distant priming effects (2009)
Journal Article
Bailes, F., Delbe, C., & Delbé, C. (2009). Long-term melodic expectation: The unexpected observation of distant priming effects. Musicae Scientiae, 13(2), (315-336). doi:10.1177/102986490901300205. ISSN 1029-8649

This report provides a brief account of an experiment whose control conditions produced interestingly counter-intuitive results. The method adapted priming techniques to explore whether imagining well-known melodies would facilitate perceptual discri... Read More