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Faculty Directory » Michael Hove

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Friday 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: MCK 266
Phone: (978) 665-3473

Courses Taught:

Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 3050)
Intro to Psychological Science (PSY 1100)
Psychology of Music - Advanced Seminar  (PSY 4904)
Research Design and Analysis I (PSY 2000)
Research Design and Analysis II (PSY 2100)
Sensation and Perception (PSY 3430)
Sensation and Perception Lab (PSY 3415)


Ph.D., Cornell University (Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience)
M.A., University of Munich ( Educational Psychology)
B.A., Washington University (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology)

Research Interests:

Rhythm and timing
Sensorimotor synchronization
Music cognition
Auditory perception
Interpersonal synchrony
Timing in Parkinson’s disease and ADHD
Altered states of consciousness

Representative Publications:

Hove, M. J., Stelzer, J., Nierhaus, T., Thiel, S., Gundlach, C., Margulies, D., van Dijk, K., Turner, R., Keller, P. E., & Merker, B. (2015). "Brain network reconfiguration and perceptual decoupling during an absorptive state of consciousness," Cerebral Cortex.

Hove, M. J. & Keller, P. E. (2015). "Impaired movement timing in neurological disorders: Rehabilitation and treatment strategies," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 111-117.

Hove, M. J., Marie, C., Bruce, I. C., & Trainor, L. J. (2014). "Superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(28), 10383-10388.

Hove, M. J., Fairhurst, M., Kotz, S. A., & Keller, P. E. (2013). "Synchronizing with auditory and visual rhythms: An fMRI assessment of modality differences and encoding reliability," NeuroImage, 67, 313-321.

Stupacher, J.*, Hove, M. J., Novembre, G., Schütz-Bosbach, S., & Keller, P. E. (2013). "Musical groove modulates motor excitability: A TMS investigation," Brain and Cognition, 82, 127-136. *student advisee

Hove, M. J., Suzuki, K, Uchitomi, H., Orimo, S., & Miyake, Y. (2012). "Interactive rhythmic auditory stimulation reinstates natural 1/f timing in gait of Parkinson’s patients," PLOS ONE, 7(3): e32600.

Hove, M. J., Spivey, M. J., & Krumhansl, C. L. (2010). "Compatibility of motion facilitates visuomotor synchronization," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(6), 1525-1534.

Hove, M. J. & Risen, J. L. (2009). "It’s all in the timing: Interpersonal synchrony increases affiliation," Social Cognition, 27(6), 949-961.

Full publication list