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About Amy M. Belfi

Dr. Amy M. Belfi received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa, and completed postdoctoral training at New York University.  Her research focuses on the behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying aesthetic experience, most specifically focused on music. She uses a variety of techniques to explore how we experience music, as well as poetry and visual arts, including behavioral studies, psychophysiology, and neuropsychological studies of patient populations. Overall, her research aims to identify and characterize how music, and other artistic works, influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Positions

August 2017 - Present Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychology, New York University
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Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Present Member, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Present Member, Graduate Women in Science
Present Member, Society for Music Perception and Cognition
Present Member, Society for Neuroscience
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Early Career Faculty Professional Development Grant, Missouri S&T
  • 2017 Travel Award, Society for Music Perception and Cognition
  • 2016 First Place Talk Award, Graduate Women in Science National Conference
  • 2016 Travel Award, Graduate Women in Science
  • 2016 Selected Participant, International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging
  • and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
  • 2010-2015 University of Iowa Presidential Fellowship
  • 2015 Cognitive Neuropsychology Student Travel Award
  • 2014 University of Iowa Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Grant
  • 2014 University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant
  • 2014 Honorable Mention, Graduate Women in Science Fellowship
  • 2014 Cognitive Neuroscience Society People’s Choice Award
  • 2014 Cognitive Neuropsychology Student Travel Award
  • 2014 University of Iowa Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Grant
  • 2014 University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant
  • 2013 University of Iowa Professional Development Grant
  • 2013 Third Place, James F. Jakobsen Conference, University of Iowa
  • 2013 University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant
  • 2013 University of Iowa Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Grant
  • 2012 Third Place, James F. Jakobsen Conference, University of Iowa

Courses

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology

Education

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2015 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Iowa
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2010 B.A. in Psychology, St. Olaf College
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Contact Information

132 Humanities & Social Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

Phone: (573) 341-6358

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