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Amy Fancourt

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PositionPhD Student
Department Psychology
Email a.fancourt (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 4050

I am interested in the development of musical cognition and the extent to which impairments in music and language may be mediated by shared cognitive mechanisms. 

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Teaching

BSc Psychology undergraduate tutorials

MSc Music, Mind and Brain lab report marking

Presentations and exhibitions

Spoken

Fancourt, A.  (2013).  Non-linguistic priming effects in children with Specific Language Impairment.  Department of Psychology Research Focus Days, Goldsmiths.

Fancourt, A.  (2013).  Musical Cognition in children with Specific Language Impairment.  Department of Psychology, Second Year Symposium, Goldsmiths.

Fancourt, A.  (2012).  Melody discrimination in children with SLI.  Berkshire Speech and Language Therapists Annual meeting (invited talk).

Fancourt, A., & Tsang, C.  (2012).  The development of singing perception and its relationship to cognitive development in three cohorts of children aged 5 to 9 years.  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), 4th annual meeting, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Fancourt, A., & Heaton, P.  (2011).  Musical Syntax and Melodic Contour Processing in children with Specific Language Impairment.  Music Mind and Brain group, Goldsmiths.

Fancourt, A.  (2010).  A cognitive approach to the investigation of musical processing in neurodevelopmental disorders.  Graduate School Spring Review week, Goldsmiths.

Fancourt, A., Dick, F.,  & Stewart, L.  (2010).  A Developmental Trajectory for  the Processing of Pitch Direction.  The British Psychological Society, Developmental Section Conference. 

Fancourt, A., Stewart, L.,  & Dick, F.  (2009).  The development of pitch change detection and pitch direction discrimination in children from 5 – 13-years.  The Department of Psychology Postgraduate Seminar Series, Goldsmiths. 

Poster

Fancourt, A., & Heaton, P.  (2012).  What is the relationship between speech processing and melody processing in children with SLI?  Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Event, Goldsmiths.

Fancourt, A., &  Heaton, P.  (2011).  Musical Syntactic Comprehension in  Children with Specific Language Impairment.  The Neurosciences and   Music IV, Learning and Memory International Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Fancourt, A., &  Heaton, P.  (2011).  Memory for Melody in children with Specific Language Impairment.  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in       Singing (AIRS), 3rd annual meeting, Newfoundland, Canada.

Fancourt, A., Dick, F., & Stewart, L.  (2010).  A Developmental Trajectory for the Processing of Pitch Direction.  International Conference on Music      Perception and Cognition 11, Seattle, USA. 

Fancourt, A., Dick, F., & Stewart, L.  (2010).  Pitch Perception Processes   Underlying Singing Ability.  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in     Singing (AIRS), 2nd annual meeting, Seattle, USA.

Fancourt, A., Stewart, L., & Dick, F.  (2009).  The development of pitch  change detection and  pitch direction discrimination in children from 5–13-years.  Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, England.

Conferences

2012:  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), 4th meeting

2012:  Neurodevelopmental Disorders Conference, Kingston University

2011:  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), 3nd meeting.

2011:  The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium.

2010:  The International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition 11.

2010:  Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), 2nd  meeting.

2010:  The British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference.

Research Interests

I am interested in the development of musical cognition and in the extent to which limitations in shared cognitive mechanisms may mediate impairments across music and language domains. 

Publications

Article

Pitch-change detection and pitch-direction discrimination in children
Fancourt, Amy; Dick, Frederic and Stewart, Lauren. 2013. Pitch-change detection and pitch-direction discrimination in children. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 23(2), pp. 73-81. ISSN 0275-3987

Thesis

Exploring Musical Cognition in Children with Specific Language Impairment
Fancourt, Amy. 2013. Exploring Musical Cognition in Children with Specific Language Impairment. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London