Projects

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Underlining indicates lab students trained under Tri-Council funding rules:

Spyra, J., Stodolak, M., & Woolhouse, M. H. (2019). Events versus time in the perception of nonadjacent key relationships. Musicae Scientiae (the Journal of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music), 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1029864919867463

Ponmanadiyil, R., & Woolhouse, M. H. (2018). Eye movements, attention, and expert knowledge in the observation of Bharatanatyam dance. Journal of Eye Movement Research11(2):11, 1-12.

Swarbrick, D., Bosnyak, D., Livingstone, S. R., Bansal, J., Marsh-Rollo, S., Woolhouse, M. H., & Trainor, L. J. (2018). How Live Music Moves Us: Head Movement Differences in Audiences to Live Versus Recorded Music. Frontiers in Psychology9, 2682.

Barone, M. D., Bansal, J. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2017). Acoustic Features Influence Musical Choices Across Multiple Genres. Frontiers in
Psychology
. 8/931: 1-14

Woolhouse, M. H., Cross, I. & Horton, T. (2016). Perception of non-adjacent tonic-key relationships. Psychology of Music. 44/4: 802–815.

Woolhouse, M. H., Tidhar, D. & Cross, I. (2016). Effects on inter-personal memory of dancing in time with others. Frontiers in Psychology. 7/167: 1-8.

Woolhouse, M. H., & Zaranek, A. (2016). Intuitive navigation in computer applications for people with Parkinson’s. Journal of Biomusical Engineering. 4/1: 115-123. 

Woolhouse, M. H., Williams, S.Zheng, S. & General, A. (2015). Creating technology-based dance activities for people with Parkinson’s. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 5/4: 107-121.

Woolhouse, M. H. (2015). Probability and style in the chorales of J. S. Bach. Empirical Musicology Review. 10/3: 207-214.

Woolhouse, M. H., & Renwick, J. (2015). Generalizing case-based analyses in the study of global music consumption. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. 5/1: 1-11.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Lai, R. (2014). Traces across the body: Influence of music-dance synchrony on the observation of dance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8/965: 1-14.

Woolhouse, M. H., Renwick, J. & Tidhar, D. (2014). Every track you take: Analysing the dynamics of song and genre reception through music downloading. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. 4/1: 1-11.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Bansal, J. (2013). Work, rest and (press) play: Music consumption as an indicator of human economic development. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies. 7/1&2: 45-71.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2011). A Response to Ian Quinn. Music Theory Spectrum, 33/1: 99-105.

Woolhouse, M. H. (2010). Modes on the move: Interval cycles and the emergence of major-minor tonality. Empirical Musicology Review, 5/3: 62-83.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2010). Tonal implications of dyadic harmony. In J. Sloboda (Ed.), ‘Understanding Musical Structure and Form: Papers in Honour of Irene Deliege.’ Musicae Scientiae14 no. 2 suppl 49-70. (doi: 10.1177/10298649100140S205)

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2010). Using interval cycles to model Krumhansl’s tonal hierarchies. Music Theory Spectrum, 32/1: 60-78.

Woolhouse, M. H. (2009). Modelling tonal attraction between adjacent musical elements. Journal of New Music Research, 38/4: 357-379.

Cross, I., Gill, S., Knight, S., Nash, C., Rabinowitch, T., Slobodian, L., Spiro, N., Woodruff, G. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2008). Commentary on “The Perception and Cognition of Time in Balinese Music” by Andrew Clay McGraw. Empirical Musicology Review, 3/2: 55-58.

 

Proceedings of Meetings

Spyra, J., & Woolhouse, M.H. (2018). Effect of Melody and Rhythm on the Perception of Nonadjacent Harmonic Relationships. In Parncutt, R., & Sattmann, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10, 421-425. Graz, Austria: Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz.

Swierczek, K., Spyra, J., & Woolhouse, M.H. (2018). The Functional Nature of Theoretically Decorative Common-Tone Chords. In Parncutt, R., & Sattmann, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10, 442-446. Graz, Austria: Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz.

Bansal, J., Chhin, A., Zaranek, A., Balas, M., Noseworthy, M., Paulseth, J., Woolhouse, M.H. (2018). Neurophysiological Effects of Dance Technologies on the Development of Parkinson’s Disease. In Parncutt, R., & Sattmann, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10, 67-70. Graz, Austria: Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz.

Barone, M. D., DaCosta, K., Vigliensoni, G. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2017). GRAIL: Database Linking Music Metadata Across Artist, Release, and Track. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, 1-6. Shanghai, China.

Bansal, J. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2015). Predictive Power of Personality on Music-Genre Exclusivity. Proceedings of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 652-58. Málaga, Spain.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. (2013). Songs from Overseas: Music Downloading as a Marker of Migration. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, 1-4. Victoria, Canada.

Woolhouse, M. H. (2012). Wagner in the round: Using interval cycles to model chromatic harmony. Proceedings of the 12th ICMPC – ESCOM Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 1142-1145. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. (2012). Querying 1.8 million music downloads from 13 countries. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, 1-4. Waterloo, Canada.

Hadley, L., Tidhar, D. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2012). Effects of observed music-gesture synchronicity on gaze and memory. Proceedings of the 12th ICMPC―ESCOM Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 384-388. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. (2010). Group dancing leads to increased person perception. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 605-608Seattle, USA.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Rohrmeier, M. (2008). Is there a relationship between pitch attraction and generative grammar in Western tonal music? Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 628-637. Sapporo, Japan.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2008). Using Kolmogorov-Smirnov to determine the effect of interval cycles on the formation of Krumhansl & Kessler’s (1982) tonal hierarchy. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 438-444, Sapporo, Japan.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2006). An interval cycle-based model of pitch attraction. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 763-771, Bologna, Italy.

Woolhouse, M. H., Cross, I. & Horton, T. (2006). The perception of non-adjacent harmonic relations. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 1236-1244, Bologna, Italy.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. (2004). The role of interval periodicity in hierarchical pitch perception. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, 486-492, Evanston, Ill., USA.

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS

Woolhouse, M. H., Gauder, K., & Taylor, L. Shared eye movements made in response to choreographic dance. Oral presentation at 15th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Montréal, Canada, July 2018

Woolhouse, M. H. Guided eye movements made in response to dance. Oral presentation at 19th European Conference on Eye Movements. Wuppertal, Germany, August 2017. 


Woolhouse, M. H. & Tang Poy, C. Effect of dance synchrony on perceived levels of attractiveness: a pupillary dilation study. Poster presented at Conference on Music and Eye-Tracking. Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany, August 2017. 

Dacosta, K., Barone, M., Vigliensoni, G., & Woolhouse, M. H. GRAIL: A music identity space collection and API. Extended abstract and poster presented at International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. Málaga, Spain, October 2015.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Hahn, M. Developing pedagogical connectivity in the School of the Art’s Piano Lab. Oral presentation at Learning Technologies Symposium. McMaster University, Canada, May 2015.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Renwick, J. Music As Behaviour: Exploring The Extent To Which People With Diverse Genre Preferences Differ From One Another. Oral presentation at Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Conference. St. Catherines, Canada, May 2014.

Woolhouse, M. H. Writing a Music e-Book. Oral presentation at Learning Technologies Symposium. McMaster University, Canada, May 2014.

Woolhouse, M. H., Tidhar, D. & Collins, N. Music on the March: Exploring the Dynamics of Fame Through Song Downloads. Oral presentation at World Social Science ForumMontréal, Canada, October 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H., Collins, N. & Renwick, J. “Whistle While You Work”: The Influence of Work Patterns on Music Downloading. Oral presentation at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. Toronto, Canada, August 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H., Tidhar, D. & Bansal, J. Tracking Tracks Through Time: Exploring the Changing Fortunes of Artists and Songs Via Music Downloading. Oral presentation at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. Toronto, Canada, August 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Renwick, J. Trajectories of Fame: Mapping the Life and Death of Artists and Songs Through Music Downloading. Oral presentation at Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Conference. Victoria, Canada, June 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H. From metadata to meaning: Exploring 1.8 million music downloads from 13 countries. Oral presentation at Canadian University Music Society Conference. Victoria, Canada, June 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H., Tidhar, D. & Bansal, J. Songs from Overseas: Music Downloading as a Marker of Migration. Oral presentation at 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science. Victoria, Canada, June 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to work we go: the influence of employment patterns on music downloading. Oral presentation at International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference. Hamilton, Ontario, May 2013.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Whelan, K. An Evaluative Assessment of Using Interactive Technologies to Teach Music Theory. Oral presentation at Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Hamilton, Ontario, October 2012.

Woolhouse, M. H. Wagner in the round: Using interval cycles to model chromatic harmony. Poster presented at 12th ICMPC―ESCOM Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2012.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. Querying 1.8 million music downloads from 13 countries. Oral presentation at 40th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science. Waterloo, Ontario, May 2012.

Woolhouse, M. H. Mechanisms underpinning the social psychology of dance. Oral presentation at Interdisciplinary Workshop on Dance Research. McMaster University, May 2012.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Whelan, K. Harmonizing the tablet to sugar the pill: Using interactive iPad and SMART technology to teach music theory. Oral presentation at Learning Technologies Symposium. McMaster University, April 2012.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. In-tempo dancing leads to increased person perception. Poster presented at 11th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Seattle, USA, August 2010.

Woolhouse, M. H. A cognitive approach to the Tristan chord. Poster presented at Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, CIM10 Nature Versus Culture, University of Sheffield, UK, July 2010.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. Exploring dance interaction and person perception using silent disco technology. Oral presentation at Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, CIM10 Nature Versus Culture. Sheffield University, UK, July 2010.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Tidhar, D. Silent-disco project. Oral presentation at Interdisciplinary workshop: Entrainment, Joint Action and Ensemble. Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, December 2009.

Woolhouse, M. H. Modelling the influence of metre on tonal attraction. Oral presentation at 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society
for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. 
Jyväskylä, Finland, August 2009.

Rohrmeier, M. & Woolhouse, M. H. Is there a relationship between pitch attraction and generative grammar in Western tonal music? Oral presentation at 10th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Sapporo, Japan, August 2008.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. Using Kolmogorov-Smirnov to determine the effect of interval cycles on the formation of Krumhansl & Kessler’s (1982) tonal hierarchy. Poster presented at 10th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, August 2008.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Rohrmeier, M. The role of pitch attraction in the formation of generative musical grammar. Oral presentation at Music,
Language, and the Mind Conference. 
Tufts, USA, July 2008. 
 

Woolhouse, M. H., Cross, I. & Horton, T. Evidence for the perception of nonadjacent key dependencies in Western tonal music. Poster presented at Language and Music as Cognitive Systems Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, May 2007.

Woolhouse, M. H., Cross, I. & Horton, T. The perception of non-adjacent harmonic relations. Oral presentation at 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Bologna, Italy, August 2006.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. An interval cycle-based model of pitch attraction. Oral presentation at 9th International Conference on
Music Perception & Cognition. Bologna,
 Italy, August 2006.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. Interval cycles and tonal hierarchies. Poster presented at Neurosciences & Music II, LeipzigGermany, May 2005.

Woolhouse, M. H. & Cross, I. The role of interval periodicity in hierarchical pitch perception. Oral presentation at 8th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Evanston, Ill., USA, August 2004.

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS GIVEN BY LAB STUDENTS

(underlining indicates lab students trained under Tri-Council funding rules)

Noble, G., Spyra, J. and Woolhouse, M.H. Making Sound Waves: Effects of Timbre on Nonadjacent Key Recognition. Poster at 15th Annual NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, 9 November 2019

Swierczek, K. & Woolhouse, M.H. Modelling Chord Substitution with Interval Cycles. Poster at 15th Annual NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, 9 November 2019

Spyra, J. and Woolhouse, M.H. Melodic memories: Figuration and activity increase memory for nonadjacent keys. Poster at 15th Annual NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, 9 November 2019.

Spyra, J. & Woolhouse, M.H. From Melody to Memory: Contribution of Surface Features to Nonadjacent Key Relationships. Oral presentation at Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) Conference, New York, USA, 5-7 August 2019.

Skantharajah, N. and Woolhouse, M. H. Quantifying Karnāṭaka: Raga Knowledge on Expectations of Melodic Conformity. Poster presentation

at Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) Conference, New York, USA, 5-7 August 2019.

Bansal, J., Chhin, A., Zaranek, A., Noseworthy, M., Paulseth, J. & Woolhouse, M. H. Neurophysiological effects of dance technologies on the development of Parkinson’s disease. Oral presentation at 15th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Montréal, Canada, July 2018.

Spyra, J. Woolhouse, M. H. Effect of melody and rhythm on the perception of nonadjacent harmonic relationships. Poster presentation at 15th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Montréal, Canada, July 2018.

Swierczek, K., Spyra, J. & Woolhouse, M. H. The functional nature of theoretically non-functional diminished seventh chords. Poster presentation at 15th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. Montréal, Canada, July 2018.

Barone, M, Zhang, W. & Woolhouse, M. H. Influence of main-genre acoustic features on secondary musical preferences. Oral presentation at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. San Diego, USA, July-August 2017.

Spyra, J., Stodolak, M. Woolhouse, M. H. Effects of intervening keys manipulated by events and time on nonadjacent harmonic perceptions. Oral presentation at Society

for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. San Diego, USA, July-August 2017.

Wild, B. & Woolhouse, M. H. A cognitively informed key-finding algorithm using tonal attraction. Poster presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. San Diego, USA, July-August 2017.

Tang Poy, C., Panda, U., & Woolhouse, M. H. Effect of dance synchrony on perceived levels of attractiveness: a pupillary dilation study. Poster presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. San Diego, USA, July-August 2017.

Bansal, J., Barone, M., Swarbrick, D., Livingstone, S. Trainor, L. & Woolhouse, M. H. Artists or audio? Contrasting psychological and physiological responses to audio recordings versus live musical performance. Poster presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. San Diego, USA, July-August 2017.

Barone, M., Dacosta, K., Vigliensoni, G., & Woolhouse, M. H. Database Linking Music Metadata Across Artist, Release, and Track. Oral
presentation at 4th International Digital Libraries for Musicology Workshop (DLfM), Shanghai, China, October 2017.

Chhin, A., Cox, M., Bansal, J., Zaranek, A. & Woolhouse, M. H. Investigating the effects of dance technologies on Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at 9th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. Ottawa, Canada, May 2017.

Vempala, N., Barone, M., & Woolhouse, M. H. Identification of listener genre preference using the Echo Nest API features. Oral presentation
at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Columbia University, New York, USA, August 2016.

Barone, M., Dacosta, K., Vigliensoni, G., & Woolhouse, M. H. GRAIL: A General Recorded Audio Identity Linker. Poster presented at 3rd
International Digital Libraries for Musicology Workshop
 (DLfM), New York, USA, August 2016.

Bansal, J., Renwick, J. & Woolhouse, M. H.  Expression of acoustic features across multiple genres within individual download collections. Oral presentation at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Barone, M., Dacosta, K., Vigliensoni, G., & Woolhouse, M. H. GRAIL: A music metadata identity API. Extended abstract and poster presented at International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. New York, USA, August 2016.

Barone, M. & Woolhouse, M. H. Psychological research applications using GRAIL. Poster presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference, Niagara, Canada, February 2016.

Cox, M., Zaranek, A., & Woolhouse, M. H.  Interactive dance application for people with Parkinson’s: Version 2. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, November 2015.

Renwick, J., Renwick, C. & Woolhouse, M. H.  What’s my age again? Date-of-birth estimation using musical memories. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Fang, Y., Barone, M., Woolhouse, M. H. & Zheng, R. Sentiment analysis of Mandarin pop lyrics using multi-emotion profiles. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Dacosta, K., Barone, M. & Woolhouse, M. H. Music recommendation using multi-attribute categorical production metadata. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Barone, M., Dacosta, K., Renwick, J. & Woolhouse, M. H.  GRAIL: A scalable music metadata collection interface. Oral presentation at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Barone, M., Rawlins, R., Vandenberg, T. & Woolhouse, M. H. Digital music consumption with respect to socio-cultural development. Oral presentation at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Renwick, C., Renwick, J. & Woolhouse, M. H.  Genre transition probabilities using Markov chain matrices. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, September 2015.

Rosati, D. P.Woolhouse, M. H., Bolker B. M. & Earn, D. J. D. Song popularity as a contagious process in Great Britain. Poster presented at 13th Annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease conferenceClassical Centre, Athens, Georgia, USA, May 2015.

Bansal, J., Renwick, J., Rogers, N. & Woolhouse, M. H.  One mind, many musics? Exploring genre exclusivity with respect to people’s music
collections. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, October 2014.

Rosati, D. P.Woolhouse, M. H. & Earn, D. J. D. Song popularity as a contagious process. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, October 2014.

Barone, M. D., Rogers, N., Renwick, J., Hahn, M., Woolhouse, M. H. Stadium Love: The Role of Music in the Exportation and Expression of Culture During Massive Global Sporting Events. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, October 2014.

McLaren, L., Belanger, C. & Woolhouse, M. H. The Ghost of Music Past: Reminiscence Bumps and Musical Recollections. Poster presented at Cognitively Based Music Informatics Research Seminar (CogMIR). Ryerson University, Canada, October 2014.

Williams, S., Zheng, S., General, A. & Woolhouse, M. H. Developing Interactive Dance Technology for People with Parkinson’s. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, September 2014.

Taylor, L., Ponmanadiyil, R., & Woolhouse, M. H. Dance Database for Empirical Research. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, September 2014.

Lai, R. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2014).  The Dynamics of Eye Fixations in the Observation of Dance. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference,  cMaster University, Canada, September 2014.

Bansal, J., Renwick, J., Rogers, N. & Woolhouse, M. H. (2014).  Exploring The Exclusivity Of Music Genre Preference. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, September 2014.

Lai, R. & Woolhouse, M. H. Factors responsible for the mesmeric observation of dance. Poster presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference, Niagara, Canada, February 2014.

Williams, S., General, A., Ly, K. & Woolhouse, M. H. Studying the Influence of Music on Motor Coordination Within the Context of a Dance Game. Poster presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, Ryerson University, Canada, August 2013.

Lai, R.Woolhouse, M. H. & Kuperman, V. The Influence of Music-Dance Synchrony on Eye Fixations and Dwell Times. Oral presentation at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference. Toronto, Canada, August 2013.

Bansal, J., Renwick, J. & Woolhouse, M. H. Exploring the relationship between music consumption and global social-economic development. Poster presented at Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Conference, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2013.

Lai, R.Woolhouse, M. H. & Kuperman, V. Investigating music-dance synchrony using eye tracking. Poster presented at NeuroMusic Conference, McMaster University, Canada, Sep. 2012.