Benjamin Schultz, PhD
Benjamin Schultz was previously a post-doctoral fellow, working with Prof. Caroline Palmer from November 2012 to June 2014. He received a Bachelor of Arts (2006) and Bachelor of Health Sciences (2008) in Psychology from the University of Adelaide, a PhD (2012) in Auditory Psychology from the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney (Prof. Catherine J. Stevens), and a PhD (2012) in Cognitive Psychology from the Université de Lyon 2 (Prof. Barbara Tillmann). His primary research interests include how people learn rhythmic sequences, entrain and move to the beat, and coordinate their actions with others. In particular, he is interested in how people adapt the acoustic properties and the timing of sound productions in response to those of others in speech and music. Benjamin’s current project with Prof. Isabelle Peretz investigates beat deafness and aims to understand the neural underpinnings of beat-based entrainment.