Melissa Gregg, Ph.D.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Auditory Perception
Dr. Gregg earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2010. She completed a postdoctoral research position in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Gregg is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology, as well as the director of the Auditory Perception and Cognition Lab at Parkside.

Teaching Interests

Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Research Methods in Psychology

Research Interests

My research is concerned with the psychological and neural mechanisms by which human listeners process auditory information, including its perception, recognition, and encoding into memory. My research examines how listeners perceptually parse the complex acoustic signal and recognize distinct sound sources, such as voices and phones ringing, despite difficult, noisy sensory input and limited perceptual and memory systems. My research in this area also tests how closely auditory perceptual representations match the actual physical properties of the world.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2017: Experience and Information Loss in Auditory and Visual Memory, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

2014: Gregg, M.K., Irsik, V.C., & Snyder, J.S. (2014). Change deafness and object encoding with recognizable and unrecognizable sounds., Neuropsychologia (19-30 pp.)

2012: Gregg, M.K. & Samuel, A.S. (2012). Feature Assignment in Perception of Auditory Figure, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance (998-1013 pp.)

2012: Gregg, M.K. & Snyder, J.S. (2012). Enhanced sensory processing accompanies successful detection of change for real-world sounds, NeuroImage (113-119 pp.)

2012: Snyder, J. S., Gregg, M. K., Weintraub, D. M., & Alain, C. (2012). Attention, awareness, and the perception of auditory scenes., Frontiers in Psychology (15 pp.)

2011: Snyder, J. S., & Gregg, M. K. (2011). Memory for sound, with an ear toward hearing in complex auditory scenes., Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics (1993-2007 pp.)

2009: Gregg, M. K., & Samuel, A. G. (2009). The importance of semantics in auditory representations. , Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics (607-619 pp.)

2008: Gregg, M. K., & Samuel, A. G. (2008). Change deafness and the organizational properties of sounds., Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance (974-991 pp.)

Research/Creative Awards

2013: Research and Creative Activity Award, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
HONS 497 - HONORS THESIS
PSYC 205 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 250 - PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS
PSYC 300 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 306 - SENSATION & PERCEPTION
PSYC 325 - BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 326 - COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
PSYC 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
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