Professor Kate Stevens

Professor Kate Stevens

Director, The Marcs Institute,
Marcs Institute For Brain, Behaviour & Development

Professor,
Psychology: Behavioural Science (ssap)

Biography

Catherine (Kate) Stevens is Professor in Psychology and Director of Research and Engagement in the MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University. She holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney. Kate conducts basic and applied research into the learning, perception, creation, and cognition of complex, non-verbal sequences using the familiar and universal contexts of music and dance.

Research projects have included investigating: the implicit learning of musical rhythm and timing; the psychophysics and psychophysiology of musical loudness; cognitive and affective reactions to contemporary dance; and long-term memory for music and dance.  In 1996 she founded the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS) Inc. and in 2002 chaired the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition.

As well as her basic research into music perception, Kate has been a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council projects collaborating with members of the Australian dance industry, and applies methods from experimental psychology to investigate human-machine interaction (e.g., design/evaluation of auditory warnings; human-avatar and human-robot interaction).  She is author of more than 140 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings papers, among them an ebook on creativity and cognition in contemporary dance.

Podcasts and research materials are available here: http://katestevens.weebly.com

This information has been contributed by Professor Stevens.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • BA University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Marcs Institute For Brain, Behaviour & Development
  • Psychology: Behavioural Science (ssap)

Contact

Email: kj.stevens@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6324
(02) 9772 6324
Mobile:
0408603997
Location: 1.G.132
Bankstown1.G.132
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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100007 Applied Cognition and Human Performance, 2012
  • 101680 Perception, 2013

Publications

Books

  • Dale, R., Burnham, D. and Stevens, C. (2011), 'Human Communication Science: A Compendium', : The ARC Research Network in Human Communication Science 9781741383638.
  • Stevens, C., Schubert, E., Kruithof, B., Buckley, K. and Fazio, S. (2009), 'Proceedings of International Conference on Music Communication Science ICoMCS2', : HCSNet 9781741082036.
  • Schubert, E., Stevens, C., Buckley, K., Eliott, R., Koboroff, B. and Chen, J. (2007), 'Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science', : Causal Pty Ltd 9781741081619.
  • Grove, R., Stevens, C. and Mckechnie, S. (2005), 'Thinking in Four Dimensions: Creativity and Cognition in Contemporary Dance', : Melbourne University Press 0552851444.
  • Stevens, C., Burnham, D., Mcpherson, G., Schubert, E. and Renwick, J. (2002), 'Proceedings of the 7th Interntaional Conference on Music Perception & Cognition', : Causal Productions 1876346396.

Chapters in Books

  • Stevens, C. and Byron, T. (2016), 'Universals in music processing : entrainment, acquiring expectations, and learning ', The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology, Oxford University Press 9780198722946.
  • Stevens, C. (2014), 'Implications for cognitive studies of musical expressiveness', Expressivenss in Music Performance: Empirical Approaches Across Styles and Cultures, Oxford University Press 9780199659647.
  • Stevens, C., Dean, R., Vincs, K. and Schubert, E. (2014), 'In the heat of the moment : audience real-time response to music and dance performance', Coughing and Clapping: Investigating Audience Experience, Ashgate 9781409469810.
  • Stevens, C. (2014), 'Music cognition', Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, Sage 9781452283036.
  • Stevens, C. (2014), 'Dance', Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, Sage 9781452283036.
  • Stevens, C., Schubert, E., Haszard Morris, R., Frear, M., Chen, J., Healey, S., Schoknecht, C. and Hansen, S. (2011), 'Cognition and the Temporal Arts: Investigating Audience Response to Dance Using PDAs That Record Continuous Data During Live Performance30', Human Communication Science: A Compendium, ARC Research Network in Human Communication Science 9781741383638.
  • Mckechnie, S. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Visible Thought: Choreographic cognition in creating, performing, and watching contemporary dance', Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader, Routledge 9780415490870.
  • Mckechnie, S. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Knowledge Unspoken: Contemporary Dance and the Cycle of Practice-led Research, Basic and Applied Research, and Research-led Practice', Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press 9780748636297.
  • Wilkie, S., Stevens, C. and Dean, R. (2008), 'Psychoacoustic manipulation of the sound induced illusory flash', Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds, Springer 9783540850342.
  • Stevens, C. and Byron, T. (2008), 'Universals in Music Processing', The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology, Oxford University Press 9780199298457.
  • Stevens, C. (2008), 'It's About Time! Perceiving events and acquiring expectancies', Psychology: Australian and New Zealand Edition, Wiley 9780470813478.
  • Stevens, C. (2006), 'One Step Further: It's about time! Perceiving events and the role of expectancies', Psychology: Australian and New Zealand Edition, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd 9780470805527.
  • Stevens, C. (2005), 'Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Research into Creation, Performance, and Appreciation of Contemporary Dance', Thinking in Four Dimensions: Creativity and Cognition in Contemporary Dance, Melbourne University Press 0552851452.
  • Stevens, C. (2005), 'Chronology of Creating A Dance: Anna Smith's Red Rain', Thinking in Four Dimensions: Creativity and Cognition in Contemporary Dance, Melbourne University Press 0552851452.
  • Stevens, C. and Mckechnie, S. (2005), 'Minds and motion: Dynamical systems in choreography, creativity, and dance', Tanz im Kopf: Yearbook 15 of the German Dance Research Society, German Dance Research Society 382588712X.
  • Stevens, C. (2001), 'Neural networks', Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers .

Journal Articles

  • Chen, A., Stevens, C. and Kager, R. (2017), 'Pitch perception in the first year of life : a comparison of lexical tones and musical pitch', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 8 .
  • Stevens, C. (2016), 'Impact and memory studies', Memory Studies, vol 9, no 2 , pp 121 - 124.
  • Stevens, C., Pinchbeck, B., Lewis, T., Luerssen, M., Pfitzner, D., Powers, D., Abrahamyan, A., Leung, Y. and Gibert, G. (2016), 'Mimicry and expressiveness of an ECA in human-agent interaction : familiarity breeds content!', Computational Cognitive Science, vol 2, no 1 .
  • Ong, J., Burnham, D., Stevens, C. and Escudero, P. (2016), 'Naive learners show cross-domain transfer after distributional learning: the case of lexical and musical pitch', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 7, no AUG .
  • Terry, J., Stevens, C., Weidemann, G. and Tillmann, B. (2016), 'Implicit learning of between-group intervals in auditory temporal structures', Attention Perception and Psychophysics, vol 78, no 6 , pp 1728 - 1743.
  • Voges, T., Leach, J. and Stevens, C. (2016), ''Retracing steps' : an interview with choreographer and artist Tanya Voges', Memory Studies, vol 9, no 4 , pp 488 - 496.
  • Cavedon, L., Kroos, C., Herath, D., Burnham, D., Bishop, L., Leung, Y. and Stevens, C. (2015), '"C'mon dude!" : users adapt their behaviour to a robotic agent with an attention model', International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol 80 , pp 14 - 23.
  • Olsen, K., Dean, R., Stevens, C. and Bailes, F. (2015), 'Both acoustic intensity and loudness contribute to time-series models of perceived affect in response to music', Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, vol 25, no 2 , pp 124 - 137.
  • Stevens, C. and Leach, J. (2015), 'Bodystorming : effects of collaboration and familiarity on improvising contemporary dance', Cognitive Processing, vol 16 , pp 403 - 407.
  • Novembre, G., Varlet, M., Shujau, M., Stevens, C. and Keller, P. (2015), 'The E-music box : an empirical method for exploring the universal capacity for musical production and for social interaction through music', Royal Society Open Science, vol 2 .
  • Gibert, G., Olsen, K., Leung, A. and Stevens, C. (2015), 'Transforming an embodied conversational agent into an efficient talking head : from keyframe-based animation to multimodal concatenation synthesis', Computational Cognitive Science, vol 1 .
  • Olsen, K., Stevens, C., Dean, R. and Bailes, F. (2014), 'Continuous loudness response to acoustic intensity dynamics in melodies : effects of melodic contour, tempo, and tonality', Acta Psychologica, vol 149 , pp 117 - 128.
  • Schubert, E., Marozeau, J., Stevens, C. and Innes-Brown, H. (2014), ''Like pots and pans falling down the stairs' : experience of music composed for listeners with cochlear implants in a live concert setting', Journal of New Music Research, vol 43, no 2 , pp 237 - 249.
  • Vicary, S., Robbins, R., Calvo-Merino, B. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'Recognition of dance-like actions : memory for static posture or dynamic movement?', Memory and Cognition, vol 42, no 5 , pp 755 - 767.
  • Olsen, K., Dean, R. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'A continuous measure of musical engagement contributes to prediction of perceived arousal and valence', Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, vol 24, no 2 , pp 147 - 156.
  • Betteridge, G., Stevens, C. and Bailes, F. (2014), 'Beat it! : music overloads novice dancers', Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol 28, no 5 , pp 765 - 771.
  • Vicary, S. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'Posture-based processing in visual short-term memory for actions', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 67, no 12 , pp 2409 - 2424.
  • Olsen, K. and Stevens, C. (2013), 'Psychophysiological response to acoustic intensity change in a musical chord', Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 27, no 1 , pp 16 - 26.
  • Schultz, B., Stevens, C., Keller, P. and Tillmann, B. (2013), 'The implicit learning of metrical and nonmetrical temporal patterns', The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 66, no 2 , pp 360 - 380.
  • Stevens, C., Keller, P. and Tyler, M. (2013), 'Tonal language background and detecting pitch contour in spoken and musical items', Psychology of Music, vol 41, no 1 , pp 59 - 74.
  • Gibert, G., Leung, A. and Stevens, C. (2013), 'Control of speech-related facial movements of an avatar from video', Speech Communication, vol 55, no 1 , pp 135 - 146.
  • Mubin, O., Stevens, C., Shahid, S., Mahmud, A. and Dong, J. (2013), 'A review of the applicability of robots in education', Technology for Education and Learning, vol 1 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Stevens, C., Gibert, G., Leung, Y. and Zhang, Z. (2013), 'Evaluating a synthetic talking head using a dual task : modality effects on speech understanding and cognitive load', International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol 71, no 4 , pp 440 - 454.
  • Schultz, B., Stevens, C., Keller, P. and Tillmann, B. (2013), 'A sequence identification measurement model to investigate the implicit learning of metrical temporal patterns', PLoS One, vol 8, no 9 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Schubert, E., Vincs, K. and Stevens, C. (2013), 'Identifying regions of good agreement among responders in engagement with a piece of live dance', Empirical Studies of the Arts, vol 31, no 1 , pp 1 - 20.
  • Stevens, C., Tardieu, J., Dunbar-Hall, P., Best, C. and Tillmann, B. (2013), 'Expectations in culturally unfamiliar music : influences of proximal and distal cues and timbral characteristics', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 4 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Broughton, M. and Stevens, C. (2012), 'Analyzing expressive qualities in movement and stillness : effort-shape analyses of solo marimbists' bodily expression', Music Perception, vol 29, no 4 , pp 339 - 357.
  • Thompson, W., Peter, V., Olsen, K. and Stevens, C. (2012), 'The effect of intensity on relative pitch', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 65, no 10 , pp 2054 - 2072.
  • Olsen, K. and Stevens, C. (2012), 'Forward masking of dynamic acoustic intensity : effects of intensity region and end-level', Perception, vol 41, no 5 , pp 594 - 605.
  • Brandon, M., Terry, J., Stevens, C. and Tillmann, B. (2012), 'Incidental learning of temporal structures conforming to a metrical framework', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 3, no Aug. , pp 1 - 10.
  • Au, A., Marozeau, J., Innes-Brown, H., Schubert, E. and Stevens, C. (2012), 'Music for the cochlear implant : audience response to six commissioned Compositions', Seminars in Hearing, vol 33, no 4 , pp 335 - 345.
  • Stevens, C. (2012), 'Music perception and cognition : a review of recent cross-cultural research', Topics in Cognitive Science, vol 4, no 4 , pp 653 - 667.
  • Blasing, B., Calvo-Merino, B., Cross, E., Jola, C., Honisch, J. and Stevens, C. (2012), 'Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance', Acta Psychologica, vol 139, no 2 , pp 300 - 308.
  • Bailes, F., Bishop, L., Stevens, C. and Dean, R. (2012), 'Mental imagery for musical changes in loudness', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 3, no 525 .
  • Tillmann, B., Stevens, C. and Keller, P. (2011), 'Learning of timing patterns and the development of temporal expectations', Psychological Research, vol 75, no 3 , pp 243 - 258.
  • Stevens, C., Ginsborg, J. and Lester, G. (2011), 'Backwards and forwards in space and time : recalling dance movement from long-term memory', Memory Studies, vol 4, no 2 , pp 234 - 250.
  • Wachowicz, F., Stevens, C. and Byron, T. (2011), 'Effects of balance cues and experience on serial recall of human movement', Dance Research, vol 29, no 2 , pp 450 - 468.
  • Stevens, C., Winskel, H., Howell, C., Vidal, L., Latimer, C. and Milne-Home, J. (2010), 'Perceiving Dance: Schematic Expectations Guide Experts' Scanning of a Contemporary Dance Film', Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, vol 14, no 1 , pp 19 - 25.
  • Olsen, K. and Stevens, C. (2010), 'Perceptual overestimation of rising intensity: Is stimulus continuity necessary?', Perception, vol 39, no 5 , pp 695 - 704.
  • Olsen, K., Stevens, C. and Tardieu, J. (2010), 'Loudness Change in Response to Dynamic Acoustic Intensity', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol 36, no 6 , pp 1631 - 1644.
  • Tillmann, B., Stevens, C. and Keller, P. (2010), 'Learning of timing patterns and the development of temporal expectations', Psychological Research, vol 75, no 3 , pp 243 - 258.
  • Okazaki, Y., Abrahamyan, A., Stevens, C. and Ioannides, I. (2010), 'Wired for her face? : male attentional bias for female faces', Brain Topography, vol 23, no 1 , pp 14 - 26.
  • Stevens, C., Brennan, D., Petocz, A. and Howell, C. (2009), 'Designing informative warning signals : effects of indicator type, modality, and task demand on recognition speed and accuracy', Advances in Cognitive Psychology, vol 5 , pp 42 - 48.
  • Stevens, C., Schubert, E., Wang, S., Kroos, C. and Halovic, S. (2009), 'Moving with and without music : scaling and lapsing in time in the performance of contemporary dance', Music Perception, vol 26, no 5 , pp 451 - 464.
  • Stevens, C., Schubert, E., Hazard Morris, R., Frear, M., Chen, J., Healey, S., Schoknecht, C. and Hansen, S. (2009), 'Cognition and the temporal arts : investigating audience response to dance using PDAs that record continuous data during live performance', International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol 67, no 9 , pp 800 - 813.
  • Okazaki, Y., Abrahamyan, A., Stevens, C. and Ioannides, A. (2009), 'Wired for Her Face? Male Attentional Bias for Female Faces', Brain Topography, vol 23, no 1 , pp 14 - 26.
  • Opacic, T., Stevens, C. and Tillmann, B. (2009), 'Unspoken Knowledge: Implicit learning of structured human dance movement', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition., vol 35, no 6 , pp 1570 - 1577.
  • Broughton, M. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Music, movement and marimba : an investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating music expression to an audience', Psychology of Music, vol 37, no 2 , pp 137 - 153.
  • Petocz, A., Keller, P. and Stevens, C. (2008), 'Auditory Warnings, Signal-Referent Relations, and Natural Indicators: Re-thinking theory and application', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, vol 14, no 2 , pp 165 - 178.
  • Okazaki, Y., Abrahamyan, A., Stevens, C. and Ioannides, A. (2008), 'The timing of face selectivity and attentional modulation in visual processing', Neuroscience, vol 152, no 4 , pp 1130 - 1144.
  • Broughton, M. and Stevens, C. (2008), 'Music, movement and marimba: An investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating music expression to an audience', Psychology of Music, , pp 1 - 17.
  • Stevens, C., Walker, G., Boyer, M. and Gallagher, M. (2007), 'Severe tinnitus and its effect on selective and divided attention', International Journal of Audiology, vol 46, no 5 , pp 208 - 216.
  • Stevens, C. and Byron, T. (2007), 'Book Review: Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation', Music Perception, vol 24, no 5 , pp 511 - 514.
  • Jones, C., Berry, L. and Stevens, C. (2007), 'Synthesised speech intelligibility and persuasion: Speech rate and non-native listeners', Computer Speech & Language, vol 21 , pp 641 - 651.
  • Perry, N., Stevens, C., Wiggins, M. and Howell, C. (2007), 'Cough once for danger: An experimental investigation of auditory icons as informative warning signals in civil aviation', Human Factors, vol 49, no 6 , pp 1061 - 1071.
  • Wilkie, S. and Stevens, C. (2007), 'Psychoacoustic variables for temporal manipulation of the sound Induced Illusory Flash', Australasian Computer Music Conference. Proceedings, , pp 115 - 120.
  • Rossiter, S., Stevens, C. and Walker, G. (2006), 'Tinnitus and its effect on working memory and attention', Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, vol 49, no 1 , pp 150 - 160.
  • Schubert, E. and Stevens, C. (2006), 'The effect of implied harmony, contour and musical expertise on judgments of similarity of familiar melodies', Journal of New Music Research, vol 35, no 2 , pp 161 - 174.
  • Stevens, C., Lees, N., Vonwiller, J. and Burnham, D. (2005), 'On-line experimental methods to evaluate text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis: effects of voice gender and signal quality on intelligibility, naturalness and preference', Computer Speech & Language, vol 19, no 2 , pp 129 - 146.
  • Schellenberg, E., Bigand, E., Poulin-Charronnat, B., Garnier, C. and Stevens, C. (2005), 'Children's implicit knowledge of harmony in Western music', Developmental Science, vol 8, no 6 , pp 551 - 566.
  • Stevens, C. and Mckechnie, S. (2005), 'Thinking in action: thought made visible in contemporary dance', Cognitive Processing, vol 6, no 4 , pp 243 - 252.
  • Coward, S. and Stevens, C. (2004), 'Extracting meaning from sound: Nomic mappings, everyday listening and perceiving object size afrom frequency', Psychological Record, vol 54, no 3 , pp 349 - 364.
  • Keller, P. and Stevens, C. (2004), 'Meaning from environmental sounds: types of signal-referent relations and their effect on recognizing auditory icons', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, vol 10 , pp 3 - 12.
  • Stevens, C. (2004), 'Cross-cultural studies of musical pitch and time', Acoustical Science and Technology, vol 25 , pp 433 - 438.
  • Mcauley, J., Stevens, C. and Humphreys, M. (2004), 'Play it again: did this melody occur more frequently or was it heard more recently? The role of stimulus familiarity in episodic recognition of music', Acta Psychologica, vol 116 , pp 93 - 108.
  • Stevens, C. and Gallagher, M. (2004), 'The development of mental models for auditory events: Relational complexity and discrimination of pitch and duration', British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol 22 , pp 569 - 583.
  • Stevens, C., Malloch, S., Mckechnie, S. and Steven, N. (2003), 'Choreographic cognition: The time-couse and phenomnology of creating a dance.', Pragmatics & Cognition, vol 11, no 2 , pp 299 - 329.
  • Wiggins, M., Stevens, C., Howard, A., Henley, I. and O'Hare, D. (2002), 'Expert, intermediate and novice performance during simulated pre-flight decision-making', Australian Journal of Psychology, vol 54 , pp 162 - 167.
  • Brennan, D. and Stevens, C. (2002), 'Analytical listening and veridical perception by pipe organists', Acta Psychologica, vol 109, no 3 , pp 301 - 314.
  • Stevens, C., Malloch, S. and Mckechnie, S. (2001), 'Moving Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Contemporary Dance', Brolga, vol 15 , pp 55 - 67.
  • Stevens, C. and Keller, P. (2001), 'Detecting contour in short spoken and musical items: A comparison of speakers from tonal and non-tonal languages', Journal of Music Perception and Cognition, vol 7, no 2 , pp 133 - 143.

Conference Papers

  • Mubin, O., D'Arcy, T., Murtaza, G., Simoff, S., Stanton, C. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'Active or passive? : investigating the impact of robot role in meetings', IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Stanton, C. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'Robot pressure : the impact of robot eye gaze and lifelike bodily movements upon decision-making and trust', International Conference on Social Robotics, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Ferguson, S., Schubert, E. and Stevens, C. (2014), 'Dynamic dance warping : using dynamic time warping to compare dance movement performed under different conditions', International Workshop on Movement and Computing, Paris, France.
  • Herath, D., Kroos, C., Stevens, C. and Burnham, D. (2013), 'Adopt-a-robot : a story of attachment (or the lack thereof)', ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Gibert, G. and Stevens, C. (2013), 'Realistic eye model for embodied conversational agents', Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, Vienna, Austria.
  • Gibert, G. and Stevens, C. (2011), 'Control of speech related facial movements of an avatar from video', 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Stevens, C., Gibert, G., Leung, A. and Zhang, Z. (2011), 'A Flexible Dual Task Paradigm for Evaluating an Embodied Conversational Agent: Modality Effects and Reaction Time as an Index of Cognitive Load', 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Ferguson, S., Schubert, E. and Stevens, C. (2010), 'Movement in a contemporary dance work and its relation to continuous emotional response', New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2010 (NIME), Sydney, Australia.
  • Gibert, G., Fordyce, A. and Stevens, C. (2010), 'Role of form and motion information in auditory-visual speech perception of McGurk combinations and fusions', 9th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Japan.
  • Herath, D., Kroos, C., Stevens, C., Cavedon, L. and Premaratne, P. (2010), 'Thinking Head: Towards Human Centred Robotics', 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision. ICARCV2010, Singapore.
  • Stevens, C. and Petocz, A. (2009), 'The User Knows: Considering the Cognitive Contribution of the User in the Design of Auditory Warnings', 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Mcdougall, S., Forsythe, A., Isherwood, S., Petocz, A., Reppa, I. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'The Use of Multimodal Representation in Icon Interpretation', HCI International Conference, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Olsen, K. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Perceptual overestimation of rising intensity: Is stimulus continuity necessary', The Second International Conference on Music Communication Science, Sydney.
  • Stevens, C., Vincs, K. and Schubert, E. (2009), 'Measuring audience response on-line: An evaluation of the portable audience response facility (pARF)', The Second International Conference on Music Communication Science, Sydney.
  • Vincs, K., Schubert, E. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Measuring Responses to Dance. Is there a 'grammar' of dance', World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Schubert, E., Vincs, K. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'A Quantitative Approach to Analysing Reliability of Engagement Responses to Dance', World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Stevens, C., Winskel, H., Howell, C., Vidal, L., Milne-Home, J. and Latimer, C. (2009), 'Direct and Indirect Methods for Measuring Audience Reactions to Contemporary Dance', World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Broughton, M. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Physical movement and imagery in professional and undergraduate student solo marimba practice', International Symposium on Performance Science 2009, Auckland,New Zealand.
  • Stevens, C., Ginsborg, J. and Lester, G. (2009), 'Moving backwards and forwards in time: Recalling dance from long-term memory', International Symposium on Performance Science 2009, Auckland,New Zealand.
  • Gibert, G., Pruzinec, M., Schultz, T. and Stevens, C. (2009), 'Enhancement of Human Computer Interaction with Facial Electromygraphic Sensors', OZCHI 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Schubert, E., Stevens, C. and Ferguson, S. (2009), 'The relationship between lapsing and scaling: Explaining timing variations in a contemporary dance performance', 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.
  • Vincs, K., Stevens, C. and Schubert, E. (2009), 'Effects of observer experience on continuous measures of engagement with a contemporary dance work', 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.
  • Broughton, M., Stevens, C. and Schubert, E. (2008), 'Continuous self-report of engagement to live solo marimba performance', 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Stevens, C. and Schubert, E. (2008), 'Music perception and cognition research in Australia', 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Chang, S., Stevens, C., Schubert, E., Iwamiya, S., Kim, K., Zhang, Q., Zhou, S. and Chong, K. (2008), 'The latest research trends in Asia-Pacific region', 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Stevens, C., Kroos, C., Halovic, S., Chen, J., Schubert, E., Tardieu, J., Paine, G. and + 2 Externals, . (2008), 'Analysis of Contemporary Dance Movement in the Presence and Absence of a Musical Soundscape', 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Powers, D., Leibbrandt, R., Pfitzner, D., Luerssen, M., Lewis, T., Abrahamyan, A. and Stevens, C. (2008), 'Language Teaching in a Mixed Reality Games Environment', 1st international conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Athens, Greece.
  • Wilkie, S., Stevens, C. and Dean, R. (2008), 'Psychoacoustic manipulation of the sound-induced illusory flash', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), .
  • Broughton, M. and Stevens, C. (2007), 'It's not just about sound : investigting marimba performance as an auditory and visual experience', 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference 2007, Canberra, Australia.
  • Sazdov, R., Paine, G. and Stevens, C. (2007), 'Perceptual Investigation into Envelopment, Spatial Clarity, and Engulfment in Reproduced Multi-Channel Audio', AES 31st International Conference, London, England.
  • Olsen, K., Stevens, C. and Tardieu, J. (2007), 'A perceptual bias for increasing loudness : loudness change and its role in music and mood', International Conference on Music Communication Science, University of New South Wales.
  • Brennan, D. and Stevens, C. (2006), 'The effect of pitch, tempo and proportional pitch and tempo manipulation on memory of familiar musical excerpts', 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna.
  • Broughton, M., Stevens, C. and Malloch, S. (2006), 'Music, movement and marimba: An investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating music expression to an audience', 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna.
  • Byron, T. and Stevens, C. (2006), 'Steps and leaps in human memory for melodies: The effect of pitch interval magnitude in a melodic contour discrimination task', 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna.
  • Stevens, C. and Ioannides, A. (2006), 'Perceptual motion: expectancies in movement perception and action', 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna.
  • Schubert, E., Stevens, C., Healey, S. and Haszard-Morris, R. (2005), 'Perceptual structure in Fine Line Terrain', CEASS Conference: Scholarship and Community UWS 2005, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown.
  • Stevens, C. (2005), 'Movement as thought: The challenge of contemporary dance for theories of memory', CEASS Conference: Scholarship and Community UWS 2005, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown.
  • Stevens, C. (2005), 'Perceptual motion: Using entrainment and expectancy to differentiate cognitive processes involved in movement perception and action', APSCOM 2005, Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea.
  • Stevens, C. and Glass, R. (2005), 'Choreographic Cognition: Investigating the Psychological Processes involved in creating and responding to contemporary dance', Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid, Deakin University.
  • Stevens, C., Brennan, D. and Parker, S. (2004), 'Simultaneous manipulation of parameters of auditory icons to convey direction, size, and distance: Effects on recognition and interpretation', International Conference on Audio Display, Sydney.
  • Stevens, C., Keller, P. and Tyler, M. (2004), 'Language tonality and its effects on the perception of contour in short spoken and musical items', ICMPC8, Evanston, USA.
  • Stevens, C. (2004), 'The effect of first language tonality on perception of pitch in speech and music', The 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Stevens, C., Brennan, D. and Parker, S. (2004), 'Multidimensional Coding of Auditory Icons', The 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Stevens, C. and Mckechnie, S. (2004), 'Dancing between worlds: Trans-disciplinary approaches to cognition, creativity, & choreography', XVIII IAEA Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Lisbon.
  • Stevens, C. and Gallagher, M. (2003), 'Relational complexity and transitive inference using pitch and duration', 5th Triennial European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music Conference, Hanover University of Music & Drama.
  • Brennan, D. and Stevens, C. (2003), 'Perceived harmonic relationship between tone and tempo: the effect of timbre', 5th Triennial European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music Conference, Hanover University of Music & Drama.
  • Stevens, C., Lees, N. and Vonwiller, J. (2003), 'Experimental tools to evaluate intelligibility of test-to-speech (TTS) synthesis: Effects of voice gender and Signal Quality', 8th European Conference on Speech Communication & Technology (Eurospeech 2003), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Lees, N., Stevens, C. and Vonwiller, J. (2003), 'The effect of voice gender and signal quality on text-to-speech (TTS) intelligibility', 8th Western Pacific Acoustics Conference (WESPAC8), Melbourne.
  • Lees, N., Stevens, C. and Vonwiller, J. (2002), 'Implicit measurement of intelligibility of male and female voice text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis in noise using a phoneme detection task', Ninth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne.

Research

  • Psychological processes in creating and performing contemporary dance; audience response to the performing arts
  • Auditory cognition: perception of, and memory for, music and warning signals
  • Application of experimental methods to evaluate complex systems and human-machine interaction
  • Effects of tinnitus on cognition

This information has been contributed by Professor Stevens.

Current Projects

Title: Thinking brains and bodies: distributed cognition and dynamic memory in Australian Dance Theatre
Years: 2014-04-07 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00021317
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Dance Theatre
Title: I like you and I just can't help it: Explaining automatic affective responses
Years: 2014-02-01 - 2018-01-31
ID: P00021415
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Weidemann and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Mood Regulation Using Music: A Community Health Strategy for Improving Quality of Life in People with Mild Dementia
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00022719
Western Researchers: Sandra Garrido and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Fingers TAP to the music
Years: 2016-11-16 - 2017-11-15
ID: P00023568
Western Researchers: Sarah Mcintyre, Jennifer Macritchie, Kate Stevens and Paul Breen
Funding:
  • Australian Association of Gerontology
Title: Loudness moves! Roles of changing acoustic intensity in the perception of music
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2017-12-31
ID: P00020122
Western Researchers: Roger Dean and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Time-Travelling with Technology (TTT): Applying and Evaluating Behavioural and Psychosocial Benefits of Liquid Galaxy-Based Reminiscence Therapy for People with Dementia [via QUT]
Years: 2016-06-30 - 2017-09-30
ID: P00023466
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (non ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: 12th Australasian Language Technology Association Meeting (ALTA), including Australasian Document Computing Symposium and Confluence 2015 for Computing, Language and Music Sciences
Years: 2015-05-08 - 2015-12-09
ID: P00022741
Western Researchers: Caroline Jones, Dominique Estival, Laurence Park and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services
Title: Auditory Pattern Processing: Interaction of Pitch and Rhythm in Recognition of Speech and Music
Years: 1998-01-01 - 2000-12-30
ID: P0009368
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Correlates of recognition of body movement in dance
Years: 2003-12-22 - 2006-07-31
ID: P0014308
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Brain Science Institute Riken
Title: Movement and communication analysis lab and portable audience response facility
Years: 2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31
ID: P0013634
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens, Stephen Malloch, Denis Burnham and Christine Kitamura
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
Title: Perception in Action: Neural & behavioural correlates of movement perception & imagery
Years: 2003-09-15 - 2004-09-14
ID: P0013726
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Pitch Development
Years: 2000-12-21 - 2002-03-30
ID: P0010946
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Encouragement Award
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0010958
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Tinnitus and its Effect on Attention and Memory
Years: 2001-06-30 - 2002-06-30
ID: P0010490
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • American Tinnitus Association
Title: Text-to-Speech Synthesis: An Experimental Perceptual Analysis to Measure Intelligibility and Maximise Effectivenes
Years: 2001-12-01 - 2002-12-31
ID: P0010728
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Denis Burnham
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Appen Pty Limited
Title: The Dancing Brain: The effect of expertise on visual attention, muscle activity, and enjoyment of Australian contemporary dance
Years: 2005-02-01 - 2006-06-05
ID: P0014491
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Jo Milne-Home
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Intention and Serendipity:Investigating Improvisation, Symbolism and Memory in Creating Australian Contemporary Dance
Years: 2005-10-25 - 2009-06-30
ID: P0014561
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Jo Milne-Home
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • The Australian Choreographic Centre
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Australia Dance Council - Ausdance Inc
  • Cultural Facilities Corporation
Title: Conceiving connections: Increasing industry viability through analysis of audience responses to dance performance [via UNIMELB]
Years: 2002-02-25 - 2005-05-25
ID: P0012612
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Stephen Malloch
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Victorian College of the Arts
Title: Music cognition in infants, children and adults
Years: 2004-01-06 - 2006-06-30
ID: P0012720
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Christine Kitamura
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Multidimensional coding of auditory icons
Years: 2001-12-01 - 2002-08-31
ID: P0012354
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Defence
Title: Potential of Auditory Icons to be used as Audio Warnings
Years: 2003-01-02 - 2003-06-30
ID: P0012356
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Defence
Title: A Taxonomy for Auditory Warnings: Development and Experimental Validation
Years: 1999-01-01 - 1999-12-31
ID: P0012402
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: An Event-Related Potential (ERP) Investigation of the Effect of Severe Tinnitus on Attention and Memory
Years: 2003-01-04 - 2004-01-31
ID: P0011704
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Gary Walker
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Time and Motion: Dynamical Systems in Creating and Performing Contemporary Dance
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0011876
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Testing the TAW: Experimental Validation of a Taxonomy of Auditory Warnings
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0011342
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Moving minds: Cognitive, muscular and neural correlates of perceived versus performed movement
Years: 2004-02-16 - 2005-02-15
ID: P0011618
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: See Hear! Multimodal Recording and Analysis Facility
Years: 2006-05-09 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0014825
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens, Roger Dean, Denis Burnham, Garth Paine and Catherine Best
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Australian Choreographic Centre
  • Uni NSW Univ of Syd and Univ of Canberra
Title: Music, Arousal, and Mood: The Role of Loudness and Loudness Change in Cross-Cultural Music Perception
Years: 2007-06-18 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0015117
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Expecting the Unexpected: Learning Complex Temporal and Rhythmic Relations
Years: 2009-01-01 - 2013-06-30
ID: P0016051
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: A Pitch in Time: Investigation of Expectancies and Implicit Learning in Music Cognition
Years: 2006-05-26 - 2012-12-01
ID: P0015162
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens, Denis Burnham and Catherine Best
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Expectations on the Line: Implicit vs. Explicit Knowledge of Melodic and Rhythmic Patterning
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-01-03
ID: P0015399
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Catherine Best
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Perception and Action in Auditory Scenes (PAAS): Neural, Behavioural, Computational and Mechanical Systems
Years: 2004-01-02 - 2004-11-30
ID: P0014230
Western Researchers: Denis Burnham, Kate Stevens, Stephen Malloch, Christine Kitamura, George Bryan, Carolyn Mcgregor, John Gal, Gu Fang, Marija Tabain and Mark Wiggins
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Fair Go Fair Share Fair Say Fair Content Pedagogies
Years: 2001-10-25 - 2005-11-30
ID: P0010732
Western Researchers: Geoff Munns and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: Auditory pattern recognition: The differential role of local and global pattern-attributes
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0012558
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Mark Wiggins
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: AHAA! (Analysis of Human Articulate Activities): A Communicative Dynamics Research Facility
Years: 2006-09-01 - 2007-08-31
ID: P0015240
Western Researchers: Catherine Best, Kate Stevens, Michael Tyler, Christian Kroos, Christopher Davis and Denis Burnham
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Enabling Human Communication: Tough problems in human communication with bold but informed solutions drawing on sound, speech and language research capabilities
Years: 2004-12-06 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0014346
Western Researchers: Denis Burnham, Kate Stevens and Christine Kitamura
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association
  • MQ USYD UQ UM RMIT ANU UNE QUT UWA UNSW UC
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (non ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Australian Music and Psychology Society
Title: Performance Practice in New Interfaces for Realtime Electronic Music Performance
Years: 2006-12-29 - 2010-07-31
ID: P0014741
Western Researchers: Garth Paine, Roger Dean and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Music Centre Ltd
  • Infusion Systems Limited
  • Thumtronics Ltd
  • Thumtronics
  • Electronic Music Foundation
Title: Dynamic Auditory-Visual Humans
Years: 2007-08-06 - 2008-12-31
ID: P0015758
Western Researchers: Christopher Davis, Denis Burnham, Catherine Best, Roger Dean, Kate Stevens, Jeesun Kim, Christian Kroos, Michael Tyler and Connie So
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Factors affecting trust in autonomy when there is conflict between the strategy of the human and that of the autonomous function
Years: 2016-12-08 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00023757
Western Researchers: Chris Stanton and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Defence
Title: From Talking Heads to Thinking Heads: A Research Platform for Human Communication Science
Years: 2006-10-31 - 2014-07-17
ID: P0015054
Western Researchers: Denis Burnham, Kate Stevens and Christine Kitamura
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Music cognition in infants, children and adults
Years: 2003-01-30 - 2004-01-29
ID: P0013700
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Learning the structure of auditory patterns: Development of expectancies and pitch relations in artificial neural networks and human memory
Years: 2000-02-14 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0010960
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Design, construction and fine-tuning set of auditory icons
Years: 2004-06-03 - 2004-09-03
ID: P0014414
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Defence
Title: Design and Evaluation of Auditory Icons for Civil Aviation: Experimental Investigation of Environmental Sounds as Informative Warning Signals
Years: 2005-07-21 - 2006-06-30
ID: P0014616
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens and Mark Wiggins
Funding:
  • Australian Transport Safety Bureau AviationSafety
Title: Cognition and Affect in Music Listening: inter-relations between musical structure, cue abstraction and continuous measures of emotion
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0012396
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: HCSNet Priority Area: Perception and Action
Years: 2007-01-01 - 2009-12-31
ID: P0015776
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: HCSNet Workshop on Music as Human Communication: The Science of Music Perception, Cognition and Performance
Years: 2006-07-17 - 2007-07-31
ID: P0015225
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing: AIRS [via Uni of Prince Edward Island - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2009-04-01 - 2016-03-31
ID: P00016639
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Title: Trust in Human-Machine Interaction
Years: 2016-04-26 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00023407
Western Researchers: Chris Stanton and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • Department of Defence
Title: Dancing to the Music of Time: Rate and Rhythm in Memory for Movement
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020575
Western Researchers: Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: From Thinking Heads to Swarming Heads
Years: 2010-05-28 - 2011-12-25
ID: P00018719
Western Researchers: Damith Herath, Christian Kroos and Kate Stevens
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: The New Science of Learning: Robots learning from Humans, Humans learning from Robots
Years: 2009-09-22 - 2011-05-11
ID: P00017331
Western Researchers: Denis Burnham, Kate Stevens, Christian Kroos and Damith Herath
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Professor Stevens is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Memory and Auditory Perception
Field of Research:
Title: Implicit Learning of Complex Temporal and Rhythmic Relations
Field of Research:
Title: The Time Course of Acquired Automatic Affective Responses and the Contribution of Associative and Cognitive Processes to their Acquisition and Time Course
Field of Research:
Title: Memory for Human Movement: Behavioural and Neural Mechanisms in Action Recollection
Field of Research:
Title: Choreography and Creative Decision Making
Field of Research:
Title: The Longitudinal Study of Memory for Dance
Field of Research:
Title: Facial Processing in a more Naturalistic Context: What Impact does the use of Dynamic Facial Stimuli have on Holistic Processing?
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: An Investigation of the Implicit Learning of Metrical and Non-Metrical Temporal Patterns
Field of Research: PSYCHOLOGY
Thesis: An Investigation of the Implicit Learning of Metrical and Non-Metrical Temporal Patterns

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