Rhimmon is in his final year of the Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology. He explores potential overlaps between the temporal processing of music and language. He also studies how music warps psychological time--focusing on the role of attention and memory--and how dynamic attending shapes perceptions of polyphonic music.
Katie Gerth is a senior in the Honors College working towards a Biology major on a Pre-Medical track with a minor in Music. She is pursuing pediatrics but hopes to be able to apply music to the way she practices medicine and is interested in the psychological and physiological effects that music has on the body.
Alyssa is an Honors senior pursing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Anthropology. She is completing an honors thesis investigating the role of background music on word learning.
Norah is junior at the University of Arkansas, studying Psychology. She can usually be found riding her bike, going on a walk, reading, and/or dancing.
Madilynne a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology and Human Development. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
John is a sophomore Music Business Major studying at the University of Arkansas. He plays the euphonium and guitar, and enjoys singing in choir as well. After graduation he plans to pursue a masters degree in audio engineering.
Chase is a junior Psychology major with a minor in English.
Lucas is a senior Sturgis fellow, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He has played saxophone for 8 years and hopes to continue both performance and research in music in the future; specifically, he aims to attend graduate school to further his music-psychology studies regarding emotion across various cultures.
Alexandra is a senior honors student pursuing a B.A. in music with a minor in business management. She plays the piano and sings in choir. She is involved in Sigma Alpha Iota, UARK MP3, and is currently helping start a music theory club. Her research interests include synesthesia and cross-modal relationships.
Angela is a junior in the Honors College pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in Music and Anthropology. She has been playing flute for over 9 years and plays piccolo in the Razorback Marching Band. She is interested in pursuing engineering psychology or clinical psychology and plans to incorporate her passion for music into her Honors Thesis.
Linh is a senior in the Honors College studying Psychology on a Pre-medical track. Listening to music is a major part of her everyday life and she wants to delve more into the psychological aspect of how music affects us.
Lauren is in her final year of the MM program Music Theory. She received her BA in Flute Performance and Psychology with honors and highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her previous research experience focused on the long-term effects of concussions in athletes, and her current research explores perceptions of musical genre.
Paden is a junior at the University of Arkansas studying Psychology and Music. Aspiring to become a doctor he is in the University’s Pre-med program and the Honors college. Paden is also an active member of Beta Theta Pi and serves as a recruitment chair and academic support leader. He plays guitar, trumpet, piano, and enjoys mountain biking across Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks.
Chris a fifth-year senior pursuing a triple major in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Outside of the Music Cognition Lab he is a manager for the Razorback Marching Band and plays the trumpet for the Hogwild Band.
Willie is a junior in the Honors College pursuing a Psychology major with a music minor. He plays guitar, piano, and sings in the Schola Cantorum.
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Director, Music Cognition Lab; Author, "On Repeat: How Music Plays the
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is the director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas and author of "On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind" from Oxford University Press.