Roger Dumas

Roger Dumas, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Brain Sciences Center

Specialties
Music cognition, neural processing of melody, MEG data sonification

Education
PhD, Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota

MA, Learning Technology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

BS, Music Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Certification, Online Instruction Design, Cappella University, Minneapolis, MN

Publications

  • Dumas RE, Georgopoulos AP 2009 What prewhitened music can tell us about multi-instrument compositions, Journal of Mathematics and Music, 3, 165:174
  • Dumas RE, 2013 Melodies In Space: Neural processing of musical features. PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota
  • Awards
  • American Legion Family - Brain Sciences Scholarship Award (2013)
  • RIAA Multi-platinum Award - 2 million copies (1986) A&M,
    Album: “Control” by Janet Jackson
  • RIAA Platinum Award - 2 million copies (1979) Casablanca/Polygram, Single: “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc.
  • RIAA Gold Award - 1 million copies (1979) Casablanca/Polygram, Single: “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc.
  • RIAA Gold Award - 1 million copies (1985) MCA,
    Album: “The Jets” by The Jets
  • RIAA Gold Award - 1 million copies (1979) Casablanca/Polygram, Album:“Mouth to Mouth” by Lipps, Inc.
  • Presentations
  • Lipscomb SD, Dumas RE, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP, 2016 Neurophysiological responses to motion pictures: Sound, image, and A-V integration, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA
  • Dumas RE, Leuthold AC, Lynch JK, Georgopoulos AP, 2011 Neural processing of melody, slide presentation, Fall Institute Symposium, Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
  • Dumas RE, Karageorgiou E, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP 2006, Neural mechanisms of pitch perception studied using magnetoencephalography (MEG), slide presentation: Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • Dumas, RE 2002, LALA: Look, Ask, Listen & Answer, Classrooms of the Future symposium, Hamline University
  • Posters
  • Dumas RE, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP 2011 Neural processing of dissonance in melodies as revealed by magneto-encephalography (MEG), poster presentation, Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, Rochester NY
  • Dumas RE, Georgopoulos AP, 2011 Neural processing of dissonance in melodies as revealed by magneto-encephalography (MEG) , poster presentation, Neuroscience and Music IV Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dumas Re, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP, 2010 Neural processing of serial auto-correlation in tonal sequences as revealed by MEG, poster presentation, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, WA
  • Dumas RE, Lipscomb SD, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP, 2009 Neural Processing of pitch as revealed by MEG, poster presentation for Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Indianapolis, IN
  • Dumas RE, Karageorgiou E, Leuthold AC, Langheim FJ, Georgopoulos AP 2005 Magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals predict music ...or “How brain activity can be used to reconstruct melodies”, poster presentation: Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Upadrashta, P.S., Dumas, R., Leuthold, A.C., Georgopoulos, A.P. [2002] Sonification of multi-channel data, poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience 2002. Orlando, FL. 

 

Siu-Lan Music Group

Members of 2016 ICMPC symposium titled "Film, Television, and Music: Embodiment, Neurophysiology, Perception, and Cognition".
Seated left to right: David Ireland, Siu-Lan, Juan Chattah, Scott Lipscomb, Mark Shevy. Standing: Roger Dumas and Peter Kupfer.

BSC film music research featured at international conference

BSC Research Associate Roger Dumas and University of Minnesota School of Music Associate Director Scott Lipscomb participated in a symposium titled "Film, Television, and Music: Embodiment, Neurophysiology, Perception, and Cognition" on July 6, at the 14th International Conference for Music Cognition and Perception held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Neurophysiological responses to motion pictures: Sound, image,and A-V integration

Roger Dumas, Scott D. Lipscomb, Arthur C. Leuthold & Apostolos P. Georgopoulos

Past investigations into the influence of a musical soundtrack on audience cognition of movies, animation, video games, and other multimedia have focused primarily on behavioral measures of the experience based on verbal responses (e.g., semantic differential scales). It is important to supplement such cognitive- perceptual research with studies that inform us about the neurophysiological activity present during the viewing of motion pictures. In the present study, magnetoencephalography (MEG) was used to examine the whole brain in identifying significant relations between dynamic, interacting neural networks and systematically varied audio-visual stimuli, namely five audio-visual excerpts from the feature film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in each of three conditions: (a) musical soundtrack-only, (b) visual-only, and (c) music and visual combined.

 


 

 
Updated August 18, 2016