Publications

Papers

  • Featherstone, C.R., Waterman, M.G. & Morrison, C.M. (2011) Norming the Odd: Development, selection and validation of a stimulus set for the study of aesthetic incongruities across music and language, Behavior Research Methods. [link to paper]

  • Featherstone, C.R. & Sturt, P. (2010) Because there was a cause for concern: an investigation into a word-specific prediction account of the implicit causality effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(1), 3-15. [pdf]

  • Featherstone, C.R., Morrison, C.M, Waterman, M.G. and MacGregor, L.J. (under review) Harmony: semantics, syntax or neither? Incongruities, resolutions and a disentangling of the N400/P600 debate.

  • Featherstone, C.R., Waterman, M.G., Morrison, C.M. and MacGregor, L.J. (in prep.) ERP patterns of rhythmic resolution.

  • Featherstone, C.R., Morrison, C.M, Waterman, M.G. and MacGregor, L.J. (in prep.) Musical training and the N400 effect.

  • Featherstone, C.R., Waterman, M.G., Morrison, C.M. and MacGregor, L.J. (in prep.) Blissful ignorance? The appreciation of incongruous chords by non-musicians.

Posters

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2008) Weird and wonderful: emotions and incongruities in music and language. Award winning poster at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and Health Care Postgraduate Conference.

Invited talks

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2011) Musical training and semantic processing: tales of the unexpected. Talk to be given as part of the Music Cognition Symposium at the BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference, September 2011.

Paper presentations

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2010) Where weird is wonderful: Incongruities and aesthetics across music and language. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC11), Seattle.

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2010) Sounding sparks: Aesthetic incongruities in music and language. Presentation given in the BPS Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2009) Normal, weird, wonderful: Incongruities and aesthetics in music and language. Presentation given at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference.

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2008) Does music sound more interesting when it does something strange? Presentation given at the Leeds Institute of Psychological Sciences Postgraduate Conference.

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2007) Predictions in implicit causality. Presentation given at the Edinburgh Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Postgraduate conference.

Reviews

  • Featherstone, C.R. (2011) The brain and all that jazz. A review of The Neurosciences and Music IV, published on The Psychologist's News Blog .