Jessica Thompson

Music Information Retrieval from Neurological Signals: Towards Neural Population Codes for Music

Society for Music Perception and Cognition
Much of music neuroscience research has focused on finding functionally specific brain re-gions, often employing highly controlled stimuli. Recent results in computational neuroscience suggest that auditory information is represented in distributed, overlapping patterns in the brain [4] and that natural sounds may be optimal for studying the functional architecture of higher order auditory areas [3]. With this in mind, the goal of the present work was to decode musical informa-tion from brain activity collected during naturalistic music listening.

Audio Stimulus Reconstruction Using Multi-Source Semantic Embedding

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
Abstract. The ability to reconstruct audio-visual stimuli from human brain activity is an important step towards creating intelligent brain-computer interfaces and also serves as a valuable tool for cognitive neu-roscience research. We propose a general method for stimulus reconstruc-tion that simultaneously learns from multiple sources of brain activity and multiple stimulus representations.

How Humans Hear and Imagine Musical Scales

Decoding Population Responses Workshop
The cognitive representations that support our experience of pitch perception and imagery are not well understood and they generally focus on tonotopic organization of neural columns in the brain (place-based coding of absolute frequency). From prior behavioural studies, we understand musical pitch space to be relative to a reference key, and hierarchically organized. Our current study uses a new between-subject common representation of spatio-temporal multivariate population codes to identify the representational space of musical pitch.

Reconstructing Musical Audio Features From Continuous Single-Trial EEG

The Neurosciences and Music-V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation
The use of machine learning methods in functional neuroimage analysis has demonstrated an increased sensitivity to cognitive function compared to previously used univariate methods (Kilian-Hütten 2011, Naselaris 2011). This, coupled with the continued progression of cognitive neuroscience research, has led researchers to employ more ecologically valid experimental procedures and more complex stimuli.