faculty

Katherine Eskine

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Departments

Psychology

Programs

Neuroscience, Psychology

Contact

Mars SC 1136

Monday 10:30-12:00, Wednesday 10:30-12:00, and by appointment

(508) 286-3636

About

Main Interests

Music and cognition, the effects of musical listening and musical training on cognition, neuropsychological testing, and contemplative practices in the classroom.

Other Interests

Billiards, making sourdough bread, contemplative practices, and coffee.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, CUNY/Graduate Center, New York, NY

M.Phil in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, CUNY/Graduate Center, New York, NY

M.A. in Experimental Psychology, CUNY/Graduate Center, New York, NY

B.A. in Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Research Interests

My research interests center around music and cognition. I study the effects of preferential music listening on cognitive abilities in experienced adults and creativity in college students. I use electroencephalography (EEG), which measures voltage changes in the brain to understand cortical mechanisms associated with music-based improvements.  I am also interested in the science of teaching.

Teaching Interests

Quantitative Research Methods, Cognition, Cognitive Lab, Learning and Memory, and Brain, Mind, and Behavior.

Publications

Eskine, K. E., Anderson, A. E., Sullivan, M., & Golob, E. J. (2018). Effects of music listening on creative cognition and semantic memory retrieval. Psychology of Music, 0305735618810792.

Eskine, K.E., Cohen, J., Schulte-Gipson, L. J., Gramlich, C. A., & Hammer, E. Y. (2016). Best first class practices: A replication. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11 (1), article 5.

Khaimova, D., Eskine, K. E., Rabin, L. A. (2012). The relation between executive functioning and musical production/creativity in undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 25, 31-40.

Rabin, L.A., Nutter-Upham, K.E., & Fogel, J. (2010). Academic procrastination in college students: The role of self-reported executive function. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33(3), 334-357.

Rabin, L.A. &Nutter-Upham, K.E. (2010). Introduction of a journal excerpt activity improves undergraduate psychology students performance in statistics. College Teaching, 58, 1-5.

Rabin, L. A., Saykin, A. J., West, J. D., Nutter-Upham, K. E., Wishart, H. A., Flashman, L. A., et al. (2009). Judgment in older adults with normal cognition, cognitive complaints, MCI, and mild AD: Relation to regional frontal gray matter. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 3, 212-219.

Nutter-Upham, K. E., Saykin, A. J., Rabin, L. A., Roth, R. M., Wishart, H. A., Pare, N., et al. (2008). Verbal fluency performance in amnestic MCI and older adults with cognitive complaints. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23, 229-241.

Rabin, L. A., Borgos, M. J., Saykin, A. J., Wishart, H. A., Crane, P. K., Nutter-Upham, K. E., et al. (2007). Judgment in older adults: Development and psychometric evaluation of the test of practical judgment (TOP-J). Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 29, 752-767.

Rabin, L. A., Saykin, A. J., Wishart, H. A., Nutter-Upham, K. E., Flashman, L. A., Pare, N., et al. (2007). The Memory and Aging Telephone Screen: Development and preliminary validation. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 3, 109-121.

Rabin, L. A., Roth, R. M., Isquith, P. K., Wishart, H. A., Nutter-Upham, K. E., Pare, N., et al. (2006). Self- and informant reports of executive function on the BRIEF-A in MCI and older adults with cognitive complaints. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 721-732.