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Timothy Justus, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

With Pitzer Since: 2012
Field Group:
Campus Address: Fletcher 226
Phone: 607.9198
Email: timothy_justus

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Cognitive science; cognitive neuroscience; psychology of music; psychology of language; psychology of art; psychology of film

Recent Courses

Brain and Behavior (PSY101)
Psychology of Music (PSY126)
Psychology of Language (PSY127)
Seminar in the Psychology of Film (FYS)
Seminar in the Psychology of Art (PSY182)

Selected Publications

“Music and the continuous nature of the mind,” Music Perception, 31, (2014).

“The role of Broca's area in regular past-tense morphology: An event-related potential study,” Neuropsychologia, 49, (2011). With J. Larsen, J. Yang, P. de Mornay Davies, N. Dronkers, and D. Swick.

“Interpreting dissociations between regular and irregular past-tense morphology: Evidence from event-related potentials,” Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, (2008). With J. Larsen, P. de Mornay Davies, and D. Swick.

“Auditory attention to frequency and time: An analogy to visual local-global stimuli,” Cognition, 98, (2005). With A. List.

“Fundamental issues in the evolutionary psychology of music: Assessing innateness and domain specificity,” Music Perception, 23, (2005). With J. Hutsler.

“The cerebellum and English grammatical morphology: Evidence from production, comprehension, and grammaticality judgments,” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, (2004).

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks

“Aphasia and amusia following unilateral damage to the left hemisphere,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA, April 2014. With B. Tillmann, A. D. Patel, N. Dronkers, and J. Baldo.

“Music perception in aphasia: Relationship to aphasia subtype and lesion site,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, San Diego, CA, November 2013. With J. Baldo and B. Tillmann.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors

“Music perception in aphasia: A VLSM approach,” grant from the GRAMMY Foundation, 2013-2015.

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