Elise A. Piazza



Publications

Piazza, E. A., Denison, R. N., & Silver, M. A. (2018). Recent cross-modal statistical learning influences visual perceptual selection. Journal of Vision, 18(3):1, 1-12. pdf
Piazza, E. A., Iordan, M. C., & Lew-Williams, C. (2017). Mothers consistently alter their unique vocal fingerprints when communicating with infants. Current Biology, 27, 3162-3167. pdf
Piazza, E. A. & Silver, M. A. (2017). Relative spatial frequency processing drives hemispheric asymmetry in conscious awareness. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:559. pdf
Liu, Y., Piazza, E. A., Simony, E., Shewokis, P., Onaral, B., Hasson, U., & Ayaz, H. (2017). Measuring speaker-listener neural coupling with functional near infrared spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 7, 43293. pdf
Piazza, E. A. & Silver, M. A. (2014). Persistent hemispheric differences in the perceptual selection of spatial frequencies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(9), 2021-2027. pdf
Banks, M. S., Cooper, E. A., & Piazza, E. A. (2014). Camera focal length and the perception of pictures. Ecological Psychology, 26, 1-17. pdf
Piazza, E. A., Sweeny, T., Wessel, D., Silver, M. A., & Whitney, D. (2013). Humans use summary statistics to perceive auditory sequences. Psychological Science, 24 (8), 1389-1397. pdf
Cooper, E. A., Piazza, E. A., & Banks, M. S. (2012). The perceptual basis of common photographic practice. Journal of Vision, 12(5):8, 1-14. pdf
Denison, R. N., Piazza, E. A., & Silver, M. A. (2011). Predictive context influences perceptual selection during binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:166, 1-11. pdf
Navarra, J., Hartcher-O'Brien, J., Piazza, E. A., & Spence, C. (2009). Adaptation to audiovisual asynchrony modulates the speeded detection of sound. PNAS, 106, 9169-9173. pdf
Piazza, E. A. (2009). Looking for the "harmonic inversion effect": The impact of musical expertise on memory for retrograde and inverted harmonic progressions. (Undergraduate honors thesis, Williams College Department of Psychology). full text
Massaro, D. W., Carreira-Perpinan, M. A., Merrill, D. J., Sterling, C., Bigler, S., Piazza, E., & Perlman, M. A. (2008). iGlasses: an automatic wearable speech supplement in face-to-face communication and classroom situations. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2008), 197-198. V. Digalakis, A. Potamianos, M. Turk, R. Pieraccini, Y. Ivanov (eds.) pdf


Selected Conference Presentations

Piazza, E. A., Hasenfratz, L., Hasson, U., & Lew-Williams, C. (2018). Neural coupling between infants and adults supports successful communication. Poster to be presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, WI, July 25-28.
Piazza, E. A., Hasenfratz, L., Hasson, U., & Lew-Williams, C. (2018). Neural coupling between infants and adults underlies naturalistic communication. Talk to be presented at the 21st Biennial International Congress of Infant Studies, Philadelphia, PA, June 30-July 3.
Piazza, E. A., Iordan, M. C., Hasson, U., & Lew-Williams, C. (2017). The importance of "motherese": Early drivers of successful communication. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., November 11-15.
Piazza, E. A., Iordan, M. C., & Lew-Williams, C. (2017). Mothers consistently alter the unique statistical fingerprint of their voice when communicating with their infants. Talk presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, Bilbao, Spain, June 28-30.
Piazza, E. A., Iordan, M. C., & Lew-Williams, C. (2017). Timbre code-switching: How mothers alter their unique vocal statistics to communicate with their children. Talk presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX, April 6-8.
Piazza, E. A., Theunissen, F. E., Wessel, D., & Whitney, D. (2016). Rapid adaptation to the timbre of natural sounds. Poster* presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 12-16.

*Presentation selected for a travel award and inclusion in SfN's Hot Topics news release
Piazza, E. A., Theunissen, F. E., Wessel, D., & Whitney, D. (2016). Listeners rapidly adapt to musical timbre. Poster presented at the 14th Meeting of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, July 5-9.
Piazza, E. A., Wong, K. Y., & Silver, M. A. (2015). Contextual processing modulates hemispheric differences in visual perceptual selection. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March 28-31. poster
Piazza, E. A., Denison, R. N., Sweeny, T., Sheynin, J., Silver, M. A., & Whitney, D. (2014). The optimal time scale of statistical summary in human auditory perception. Talk presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, November 15-19.
Piazza, E. A. & Silver, M. A. (2013). Persistent hemispheric differences in the perceptual selection of spatial frequencies. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13. poster
Piazza, E. A., Sweeny, T. D., Wessel, D., Silver, M. A., & Whitney, D. (2013). Auditory ensemble coding: an efficient mechanism for perceiving tone sequences. Oral presentation at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 8-11.
Piazza, E., Denison, R. N., Schram, M., & Silver, M. A. (2012). Implicit multisensory statistical learning influences visual perceptual selection. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 11-16.
Piazza, E., Sweeny, T., Wessel, D., & Whitney, D. (2011). Ensemble coding in audition. Oral presentation at the 12th International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan, October 17-20. abstract
Piazza, E. & Silver, M. A. (2011). The time course of hemispheric asymmetries in perceptual selection of spatial frequency information. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 6-11. abstract poster