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Funny Press Things:

Interview by Caroline Wright on Music & Memory 2013

Las Vegas Review Journal 2011

Wheaton College 2011

Wheaton College 2010

Favela 2009

Wheaton Wire 2009

Concord Monitor 2006


2 Responses to “Contact”

  1. Russell Richie December 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    This is a crazy coincidence. Parker, you don’t know me, but I’m a friend of Ryan Pollie’s — Russell Richie.

    I came across your blog through Googling your boss after I read a paper of hers — I’m also interested in development of music knowledge, as well as parallels in language and music. I’m researching language development myself, in a PhD program at UConn.

    You may be interested in work by Jenny Saffran and current and former students. She’s a pioneer in infant statistical learning. Not sure how much you know about it, but in most of her work, this simply refers to infants’ ability to learn transitional probabilities, i.e. the probability that some element will follow another. She’s shown over and over how infants’ could use this ability to learn both language and music.

    • Parker December 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

      Hi, Russell!

      CRAZY! What a small world! Pollie and I go way back to our Ireland abroad semester. What paper of Dr. Hannon’s are you looking at?

      Yes, I am very familiar with Saffran’s work (and Aslin’s work) about statistical learning. Actually, Bob McMurray just came here and presented a speech to the pro seminar class in our Experimental Psychology program here. He does a lot of research looking at word learning and speech perception in infants and just proposed a theory using a modified statistical learning paradigm on how infants acquire their language abilities. It was mind-blowing! As for as parallel’s between music & language, this is one of our primary research topics in the lab. If you haven’t yet, check out Ani Patel’s research on the topic. Thanks for the reach out!

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