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The Ohio State University

School of Music

Kirsten Nisula

PhD student, Music Theory, Cognition and Perception 

Education

MA - Music Theory, Cognition and Perception, Ohio State University, 2014

BA - Psychology (Honors), Music, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012

Research Interest

Music and Emotion

Music Pedagogy, particularly aural skills acquisition

Publications

Shanahan, D., Nisula, K. (under review). Some Approaches and  Obstacles in Sound-Size Symbolism Research. Music Perception.

Proceedings

Nisula, K., Copeland, E., Huron, D. (2014). Sad lyrics are sung slower: But is this a consequence of valence or arousal?  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. M.K. Song (ed).

Presentations

Devaney, J., Shanahan, D., Nisula, K. 'Evaluating rule and exemplar-based computational approaches for modeling harmonic function.' CogMIR, Toronto, Canada (October 4, 2014).

Nisula, K., Copeland, E., Huron, D. (2014). Sad lyrics are sung slower: But is this a consequence of valence or arousal?  ICMPC13-APSCOM5, Seoul, South Korea (August 4-8, 2014).

Nisula,K., Huron, D., Shanahan, D., Davis, M. ‘Confusing Sadness and Relaxed Musical Expressions: Animal Signaling versus Speech Prosody Interpretations’, Conference for the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Canada (August 8–11, 2013).

Shanahan, D. and Nisula, K. ‘The Effect of Visual Stimuli on the Perception of Emotion in Speech and Music’, Conference for the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Canada (August 8–11, 2013). 

Nisula, K. and Shanahan, D. ‘The Role of Sound-Size Symbolism in Tone Perception’, Conference for the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Canada (August 8–11, 2013).

Shanahan,D. and Nisula, K. ‘The Size of Emotion: The Role of Visual Stimuli on the Perception of Affect in the Human Voice’, 3rd International Conference on Music Emotion, Jyväskylä, Finland (June 11-15, 2013).

Nisula, K., Huron, D., Shanahan, D., Davis, M. ‘Confusing Sadness and Relaxed Musical Expressions: Animal Signaling versus Speech Prosody Interpretations’, 3rd International Conference on Music Emotion, Jyväskylä, Finland (June 11-15, 2013).

Nisula, K.“Distinguishing Sad from Sleepy and Relaxed Musical Expressions: Speech Prosody vs Animal Signaling Interpretations”, Midwest Music Cognition Symposium, Columbus, Ohio (May 24-26, 2013).

Nisula, K. “Speech Prosody, Animal Signaling and Musical Expression”, 31st Annual CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference, Dayton, Ohio (March 22-23, 2013).