M.Phil. Candidate, Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Malinda McPherson is a current M.Phil. student at the University of Cambridge Centre for Music and Science, under the direction of Dr. Ian Cross. She is a 2014-2015 Churchill Scholar, and a member of Churchill College. She completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied Cognitive Science and Music. At Hopkins, Ms. McPherson worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Charles Limb, Hopkins Hospital Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Her research interests include the neural processes involved in creative emotional expression (specifically jazz improvisation), as well as the effects of rhythmic entrainment on the perception of emotion in music.