mw. J. (Jasmin) Pfeifer MA


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap
  • Bezoekadres
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 652
  • Postadres:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • J.Pfeifer@uva.nl
    T: 0205253805

About me

I am a PhD-candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication supervised by Paul Boersma and Silke Hamann.  

I am originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, where I completed my Bachelors and Masters degree in general linguistics.

My research is about Congenital Amusia, a neuro-developmental perception disorder.  

About my project

Congenital Amusia is an innate disorder affecting auditory perception. So far most research has investigated its influence on music perception. Only few studies have looked at the influence of congenital amusia on speech perception and even these have only investigated the discrimination of pitch differences. The aim of my PhD-project is a systematic investigation of the phonetic impairments in congenital amusics. 

Participate?

If you think that you are unmusical, I am always looking for participants! 

If your native language is Dutch or German and you fulfill one or some of these conditions:

- inability to recognize familiar melodies without lyrics 

- inability to recognize out-of-tune singing

- inability to differentiate notes of various pitches/timbres

- inability to reproduce a tone  or melody correctly

- inability to discriminate or reproduce rhythmic patterns 

Then please send me an e-mail (j.pfeifer@uva.nl) ! 

Presentations

 

2015

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann:  “The diagnosis of congenital amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia- current applications and limits”. Talk at 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), August 17-21, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin “ Congenital amusia – What’s that?”. Public lecture held at Humanities Presents in Spui 25, University of Amsterdam, April 2, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

2014

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin:  “Congenital Amusia and pitch memory” talk held at the Nieuw Amsterdams Peil dag, University of Amsterdam, November 21, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin: “Kongenital Amusie – Symptome, Diagnose & Bezug zu Sprache”, Guest Lecture held at Folkwang University of Arts, Essen, Germany (June 2014).

2013

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “Eine experimentelle Studie über den Einfluss von kongenitaler Amusie auf Sprachwahrnehmung”. Talk held at Bundesverband Klinische Linguistik Workshop 2013, Mai 02-04,  Universitätsklinikum Bochum, Germany     
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann & Mats Exter: “ Pitch and Intonation Perception in Congenital  Amusia:  What behavior and reaction times reveal”. Talk held at  the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition  (SMPC), August 08-11, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

2012

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester:  “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Talk held at Psycholinguistics in Flanders 11, June 06-07, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.   
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Talk held in Workshop on Music and Language at 33rd TABU Dag, June 18-19, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.     
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Talk held at Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations, September 02-04, University of Reading, UK.

2010

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin: “ Congenital Amusia”. Talk held at 48. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, November 17-20, University of   Potsdam, Germany.     

 

 

Posters

2015

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann:  “Web-based testing of congenital amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia” Poster presented at Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) Brain Day, June 1, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann:  “Congenital Amusia in linguistic and non-linguistic pitch perception – What behavior and reaction times reveal”. Poster presented at Pitch, Music and Associated Pathologies Summer School, July 9-11, Lyon, France.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann:  “The Diagnosis of Congenital Amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia: Current Applications and Limits”. Poster presented at LOT summer school, June 16-20, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann: “ The Diagnosis of Congenital Amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia: Current Applications and Limits”. Poster presented at the Neurosciences and Music V, May 29 - June 1 2014, Dijon, France.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin & Silke Hamann:  “Congenital Amusia in linguistic and non-linguistic pitch perception – What behavior and reaction times reveal”. Poster presented at Speech Prosody 7 (SP7), May 20-23 2014, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2013

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Poster presented at the Mind and Brain Symposium, March 13-14, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Germany.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Poster presented at LOT summer school, June 24-28, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (Winner of best poster award).     

2012

  • Hamann, Silke, Mats Exter, Jasmin Pfeifer & Marion Krause-Burmester: “ Perceiving Differences in Linguistic and Non Linguistic Pitch:  A Pilot Study With German Congenital Amusics”. Poster presented at 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) & 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), July 23-28, University of Thessaloniki, Greece.     
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “Linguistic factors in the perception of intonation contours by congenital amusics”. Poster presented at the Fifth European Conference on Tone and Intonation, September 06-08, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Poster presented at 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference, September 07-12, Groningen, The Netherlands.

2011 

  • Pfeifer, Jasmin: “ Congenital Amusia”. Poster presented at LOT winter school, January 10-21, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
  • Pfeifer, Jasmin, Silke Hamann, Mats Exter & Marion Krause-Burmester: “ A Pilot Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception”. Poster presented at Donders Discussions 2011, October 13-14, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

 

All these courses were taught at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf:

 

Tutorials: 

Winter 2009 Tutorial to methods class “Grammatical Methods

Summer 2010 & 2011 Tutorial to methods class “Phonetics and Phonology”                                       

 

Language classes: 

Winter 2009 & 2010 &

Summer 2010 & 2011 Language Courses “English A2” & ” English B1” 

 

Linguistics classes:

Winter 2010 & 2012 Advanced BA seminar “Phonological Processes

Winter 2011 Advanced BA seminar “Language, Music and the Brain

Summer 2012 & 2013 Introductory BA class “Introduction to Phonology

Winter 2012 Advanced BA seminar “Experimental Phonetics and Phonology

 

2015

  • Pfeifer, J., & Hamann, S. (2015). Revising the diagnosis of congenital amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, [161]. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00161 [details] [PDF]
  • Pfeifer, J., & Hamann, S. (2015). Web-based Testing of Congenital Amusia with the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia. In J. Ginsborg, A. Lamont, M. Phillips, & S. Bramley (Eds.), Proceedings of of the 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Manchester. [details]

2014

  • Pfeifer, J., Hamann, S., & Exter, M. (2014). Congenital Amusia in linguistic and non-linguistic pitch perception - What behavior and reaction times reveal. In N. Campbell, D. Gibbon, & D. Hirst (Eds.), Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody: proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody: Speech Prosody 7: Trinity College Dublin: May 20-23, 2014 (pp. 438-442). Dublin: Trinity College. [details]

2012

  • Hamann, S., Exter, M., Pfeifer, J., & Krause-Burmester, M. (2012). Perceiving differences in linguistic and non-linguistic pitch: A pilot study with German congenital amusics. In F. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiadis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music: July 23-28, Thessaloniki, Greece (pp. 398-405). Thessaloniki. [details / files]
  • Pfeifer, J., Hamann, S., Exter, M., & Krause-Burmester, M. (2012). An Experimental Study on the Influence of Congenital Amusia on Speech Perception. Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie, Supplement, 111-112. [details]

2014

  • Pfeifer, J., Asano, R., Attina, V., d’Errico, M., El Boghdady, N., Estivalet, G., ... Viswanathan, J. (2014). Report of the Summer School of Pitch, Music & Associated Pathologies (Lyon, July 9-11, 2014). Psychomusicology, 24(3), 264-271. DOI: 10.1037/pmu0000053 [details]

Andere

  • Hamann, S.R. (organiser), Honing, Henkjan (organiser), Pfeifer, J. (organiser) & Weidema, J.L. (organiser) (27-10-2016): Symposium on Congenital Amusia (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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