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Bryony Buck

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Research Summary

Measurement of communication behaviour and multisensor integration.

Currently we are investigating whether hearing loss affects the way people interact in conversations over video-call (Skype, Zoom etc.). To do this we connect people (some with hearing loss) via videoconferencing, and examine their speech, facial, gaze and gestural behaviours during short conversations.

Popescu T., Oesch N., Buck B. (2021, in press). Musical features emerging from a biocultural musicality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences

[in final review] Buck, B, Beveridge, S., Breaden Madden, G. & Jabusch, H-C (December 2020) Expertise- and tempo-related performance differences in unimanual drumming. Submitted to Journal of Human Kinetics: Motor Control.

Beveridge, S., Herff, S.A., Buck, B, Breaden Madden, G. & Jabusch, H-C (2020) Expertise-related differences in wrist muscle co-contraction in drummers. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1360.

Buck, B. (2016) Gestural communication of music structure during solo classical piano performance. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Buck, B., MacRitchie J., & Bailey N. (2013) The Interpretive Shaping of Embodied Musical Structure in Piano Performance. Empirical Musicology Review, Vol. 8, No.2, 2013; 92 (joint 1st author)

MacRitchie, J., Buck, B., & Bailey, N.J. (2013) Inferring musical structure through bodily gestures. Musicae Scientiae, Vol 17, No.1, pp. 86-108. (joint 1st author)

Buck, B & Bailey, N (2010) 'The effect of musical experience on communication of phrasing in music performance' International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. ICMPC 2010 proceedings, Seattle, USA. ISBN 1-876346-62-0

MacRitchie J., Buck B., & Bailey N. (2009) 'Gestural communication: Linking multimodal analysis of performance to perception of musical structure'. International Symposium on Performance Science. ISPS 2009 proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 978-94-90306-01-4. (joint 1st author)

MacRitchie, J., Buck, B. & Bailey, N. (2009) 'Visualising musical structure through performance gesture'. International Society for Music Information Retrieval. ISMIR 2009 proceedings, Kobe, Japan. ISBN 978-0-9813537-0-8 (joint 1st author)

Buck B., Hair G., & Bailey N. (2008) 'One Voice or Many?: Compound melody and auditory streaming' 4th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, CIM09, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-6 July 2008.

Past Research

My past research has considered gestural communication through non-technical movements during piano performance and patterns of movement relating to expertise in drumming performance. I am experienced in 3D motion capture recordings, mutlimodal performance measurement, and integration and analysis of data recordings from a range of audio, visual and physiological systems.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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