Judy Plantinga

Judy Plantinga


Postdoctoral Fellow
judy.plantinga@utoronto.ca
905.828.3843
Fax: 905.569.4850
Office: CCT 4013

 My research is focused on understanding the music-listening skills of infants and how experience shapes those skills. In particular, I am interested in the development of pitch perception and its relation to the development of music and language abilities. My graduate work looked at memory for music and whether infants encoded absolute or relative pitch in long term memory. My postdoctoral work has focused on infant perception of consonance and dissonance.

Biography

  • Ph.D. McMaster University (Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour)
  • B.Sc. McMaster University (Psychology)

Teaching

Abnormal Psychology II: Major Disorders, McMaster University, 2004, 2005
Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience, McMaster University, 2005
Perception and Cognition of Music, McMaster University, 2006
Developmental Psychology, Ryerson University, 2011

Publications

Trehub, S. E., Plantinga, J., Brcic, J., & Nowicki, M. (In press). Cross-modal signatures in maternal speech and singing. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.

Plantinga, J., & Trehub, S. E. (In press). Revisiting the innate preference for consonance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0033471 pdf

Trehub, S. E., Plantinga, J., & Brcic, J. (2009). Infants detect cross-modal cues to identitiy in speech and singing. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1169, 508-511. pdf

Plantinga J., & Trainor, L. J. (2009). Melody recognition by two-month-old infants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, EL58-62. pdf

Smith, N. A., Trainor, L. J., Gray, K., Plantinga, J. A., & Shore, D. I. (2008). Stimulus, task, and learning effects on measures of temporal resolution: Implications for predictors of language outcome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 1630-1642. pdf

Plantinga J., & Trainor, L. J. (2008). Infant memory for isolated tones and the effects of interference. Music Perception, 26, 121-128. pdf

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (2005). Memory for Melody: Infants use a relative pitch code. Cognition, 98, 1-11. pdf

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (2003). Long-term memory for pitch in six-month-old infants. In (G. Avanzini, E. Miciacchi, D. Faienze, L. Lopez & M. Majno, Eds.) The neurosciences and music: Mutual interactions and implications of developmental functions. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. pdf

Posters and Presentations

Trehub, S. E., Zhou, L., Plantinga, J., & Adachi, M. (August 2011). Age-related changes in children's singing. Presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Rochester, New York.

Plantinga, J., Trehub, S. E., & Russo, F. (June 2011). Multimodal aspects of maternal speech and singing. Presented at Neurosciences and Music IV, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Trehub, S. E., Plantinga, J., & Russo, F. (March, 2011). Maternal vocal expressiveness: Face-to-face and other contexts. Presented at International Society for Infant Studies, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Plantinga, J., Trehub, S. E. (August, 2010). New perspectives on consonance and dissonance. Presented at the symposium on Effects of Musical Experience on Development During Infancy (L. Trainor, chair). Presented at the 11th Biennial International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, Washington. (Invited contributions to symposium).

Plantinga, J., Trehub, S. E., & Brcic, J. (June, 2008). Cross-modal cues to identity in speech and singing. Neurosciences and Music III, Montreal, Canada.

Unrau, A. J., Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L.J. (March, 2008). Infants can remember the pitch structure of melodies over long retention intervals. International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

Plantinga, J., Unrau, A. J., & Trainor, L.J.(2007). Long-term memory for melodic pitch in infants. Presented at Society for Mucis Perception and Cognition, Montreal, Canada.

Plantinga, J., Italiano, R., & Trainor, L. J. (2007). Recogntion of a transposed melody by two-month old infants. Presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, Canada.

Plantinga, J. & Trainor, L. J. (2006). Tonal memory in infants. Presented at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna, Italy.

Smith, N. A., Gray, K., Plantinga, J. A., Trainor, L. J., & Shore, D. I. (November, 2005). Within channel and between channel gap detection: Task and learning effects. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Auditory, Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Smith, N. A., Gray, K., Plantinga, J. A., Trainor, L. J., & Shore, D. I. (June, 2005). Task and learning effects on measures of temporal resolution: Implications for predictors of language outcome. Presented at CLLRNet 4th Annual Network Conference, Toronto, ON.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (November, 2005). Perception of the pitch of a familiar melody by young infants. Presented at the 4th Annual Auditory, Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (June 2005). Melody perception in infants. Presented at the Lake Ontario Auditory Neuroscience Meeting, Hamilton, Ontario.

Smith, N. A., Gray, K., Plantinga, J. A., Trainor, L. J., & Shore, D. I. (June, 2005). Task and learning effects on measures of temporal resolution: Implications for predictors of language outcome. Poster presented at CLLRNet 4th Annual Network Conference, Toronto, ON.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (May, 2005). Melody perception in two-month-old infants. Poster presented at The Neurosciences and Music II, Leipzig, Germany.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (August 2004). Are infants absolute or relative pitch processors? Presented at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Evanston, Illinois.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (June, 2004). Do infants remember the relative or absolute pitch of a familiar melody? Presented at the McMaster University Psychology In-House Conference, Hamilton, Ontario.

Trainor, L. J., Plantinga, J., & Roberts, L. E. (May, 2004). Are there sensitive periods for musical acquisition? Presented at the symposium on Critical Periods Re-examined: Evidence from Human Sensory Development (D. Maurer, Chair), 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Infants Studies, Chicago, USA (Invited contribution to symposium).

Trainor, L. J., & Plantinga, J. (May, 2004). Long-term memory presentations for music: Encoding tempo, timbre, and pitch. Presented at the symposium on Music and Mind: Society for International Society for Infants Studies, Chicago, USA (Invited contribution to symposium).

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (January 2004). Are infants absolute or relative pitch processors? Presented at the McMaster University Cognition and Perception Seminar Series, Hamilton, Ontario.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L.J. (June 2003). Infant melody perception: Do infants remember absolute or relative pitch information? Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Hamilton, ON.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (April, 2003). Pitch memory in six-month-old infants. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Plantinga, J., & Trainor, L. J. (November, 2002). Long-term memory for relative and absolute pitch in 6-month-old infants. Poster presented at The Neurosciences of Music: Mutual Interactions and Implications on Developmental Functions, Venice, Italy.

Trainor, L. J., Wu, L., Tsang, C. D., & Plantinga, J. (April, 2002). Long-term memory for music in infancy. Poster presented at the 13th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, Canada.

Racine, R. J., Hodgson, R. A., Plantinga, J., & Kim, J. A. (1998). Neocortical field potentials as a novel measure of conditioned tolerance to peripherally administered sodium pentobarbital. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 24: 684.