The New Golden Age of Audio. Spotify for Brands, May 29, 2019.


Your brain on art: Neuroscientists define the aesthetic experience. Rolla Daily News, December 21, 2018.

Missouri S&T Researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut. Rolla Daily News, July 17, 2018. 

Effects of music on health, relaxation offered at College of Medicine symposiumPeoria County Chronicle. April 18, 2018.


Imagery and poetry (Belfi, Vessel, & Starr, 2017)

The robots are here to write poetry. Atlas Obscura. December 12, 2017.

How a vivid image gives verse its emotional power. The Times. December 1, 2017.

What makes a poem really pop? Pacific Standard. November 30, 2017.

Scientists identify precisely why the best poems are pleasing. Quartz. November 30, 2017.

How to impress someone with poetry, according to science. The Daily Mail. November 30, 2017.

Music and driving, with Spotify and Ford

Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and 2 Bears on “Momentum”, His Exclusive Track for Ford Science of SoundFlavourMag. August 13, 2017. 

What is the ultimate driving anthem? Science thinks it has the answer. Contract Hire and Leasing. August 10, 2017.

Sad songs are the secret to a happy commute. New York Post. July 11, 2017.

Digital audio and streaming

Anghami Launches the First Digital Audio Day Conference in the Region. Al Bawaba News. August 23, 2017.

Spotify at advertising week Europe: You are what you stream. Spotify for Brands. March 27, 2017. 

Sound Logic. Collisions Blog. February 2017. 

Sound advice: How to reach new audiences through streaming audio. Campaign US. February 17, 2017. 

The power of audio: Chapter 1. The Drum News. February 15, 2017. 

Other press

Scientists Explain why "The Monster Mash" is the Best Halloween SongInverse, October 5, 2017. 

What's the best song, according to science? Gizmodo, July 17, 2017. 


Music's effect on brain function explored. The Manitou Messenger. March 18, 2016. 

Understanding music anhedonia, or why some people can't enjoy songs. AirTalk, Southern California Public Radio. March 17, 2016. 

Third CAS Upstander Dialogue engages students in diversity talks. Washington Square News. February 18, 2016. 

Music, Emotion, and Memory. Matt Logan Music Podcast. January 21, 2016.


Name that tune! Scientists find the part of the brain that lets us recognise music. Daily Mail. May 29, 2014. 

This region in your brain can name that tune. Futurity. May 29, 2014. 

Name that song (title): UI study pinpoints brain region associated with auditory memory. IowaNow. May 28, 2014. 

Music and memories bound in the brain: People's choice award winning posters. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Blog. April 8, 2014. 

Crowdfunding is all the rage, but can it work for medical research? Medical News Today. February 5, 2014. 


Three days left to crowdfund memories from music! Scientific American Blogs. October 14, 2013. 

Opportunity to gain funds grows in popularity. The Daily Iowan. October 7, 2013. 

Fund finding: Social networking helps UI graduate student raise money for research. IowaNow. October 2, 2013.