Using experiments, neuroimaging, and musical corpus studies, I investigate the behavioural and neural correlates of musical expertise, uncertainty in melodic pitch expectations, computational modelling of statistical learning, musical emotions, and the evolutionary origins of human musicality and
I have been doing research related to message processing, prosocial behavior, empathy and emotional reward.
My research interests include phenomenal consciousness, cognitive phenomenology, philosophy of emotion, and introspection.
I am interested in attention, cognitive control, memory, and task interruption.
Richard is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University School of Communication and PI of the Cognitive Communication Science Lab.