Predictive Neural Dynamics for Musical Beat Perception. A central focus of my work is on understanding how and why human brain networks used for control of body movements are affected by and involved with sound perception. Much of this work explores the role of prediction and motor simulation in musical rhythm perception. This work explores proposed networks for predictive timing perception in humans, and supports that the dorsal auditory stream, connecting premotor to auditory cortex through parietal projections, is critically involved in accurate phase timing when listening to music.
Ross, J.M., Comstock, D., Iversen, J.R., Makeig, S., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2022). Cortical mu rhythms during action and passive music listening. Journal of Neurophysiology, 127, 213-224.
Comstock, D., Ross, J., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2021). Modality-specific frequency band activity during neural entrainment to auditory and visual rhythms. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54(2), 4649-4669.
Ross, J.M. & Balasubramaniam, R. (2022). Time perception for musical rhythms: sensorimotor perspectives on entrainment, simulation and prediction. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 16:916220. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2022.916220
Ross, J.M., Iversen, J.R., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2018). The role of posterior parietal cortex in beat-based timing perception: A continuous theta-burst stimulation study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(5), 634-643.
Ross, J.M., Iversen, J.R., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2016). Motor simulation theories of musical beat perception. Neurocase 22(6).
Ross, J.M., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2014). Physical and neural entrainment to rhythm: human sensorimotor coordination across tasks and effector systems. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:576.