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Faculty Directory » Michael Hove

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00
Fridays 3:15 - 4:45

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay 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)


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

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.

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