Amy Belfi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa, and completed postdoctoral training at New York University. Her work covers a broad range of topics in the field of music cognition, including music and autobiographical memory, musical imagery, aesthetic judgments of music, and musical anhedonia. She uses a variety of techniques to investigate these subjects, including behavioral studies, functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and neuropsychological approaches. She teaches undergraduate courses in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, and directs the Music Cognition and Aesthetics Lab, which is primarily composed of undergraduate students. She also recently received the Rising Star award from the Association for Psychological Science in 2021. Additionally, her current work on music, memory, and emotion in healthy aging is funded by an R15 AREA grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Music cognition, music perception, empirical aesthetics, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, emotion, memory