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Faculty Directory » Michael Hove

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Wednesday 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Friday 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay Complex 266
Phone: 978.665.3473
Email: mhove@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

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


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., Martinez, S., & Stupacher, J. (2019). Feel the bass: Music presented to tactile and auditory modalities increases aesthetic appreciation and body movement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. doi: 10.1037/xge0000708

Hove, M. J., Vuust, P., & Stupacher, J. (2019). Increased levels of bass in popular music recordings 1955–2016 and their relation to loudness. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145. doi: 10.1121/1.5097587

Hove, M.J. et al. (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), pp. 10383-10388. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1402039111

Hove, M.J.  et al. (2013). "Synchronizing with auditory and visual rhythms: An fMRI assessment of modality differences and encoding reliability." NeuroImage, 67, pp. 313-321. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.11.032

Hove, M.J.  et al. (2015). "Brain network reconfiguration and perceptual decoupling during an absorptive state of consciousness." Cerebral Cortex, 26(7), pp. 3116-24. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv137

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, pp. 111-117. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12615

Hove, M. J. & Risen, J. L. (2009). "It’s all in the timing: Interpersonal synchrony increases affiliation." Social Cognition, 27(6), pp. 949-961. doi: 10.1521/soco.2009.27.6.949

Hove, M. J. et al. (2012). "Interactive rhythmic auditory stimulation reinstates natural 1/f timing in gait of Parkinson’s patients." PLOS ONE, 7(3), e32600. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032600

Hove, M.J. et al. (2013). "Musical groove modulates motor excitability: A TMS investigation." Brain and Cognition, 82(2), pp. 127-136. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.03.003

Hove, M. J. et al. (2010). "Compatibility of motion facilitates visuomotor synchronization." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(6), pp. 1525-1534. doi: 10.1037/a0019059

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