Andrew Brinkman obtained his B. A. in Music Education with honors from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. While studying in Texas, Andrew began studying the works of various Czech composers while specializing in music theory. Andrew recently completed his Masters degree, with a thesis that focused on a corpus-driven approach to the questions of nationality and exoticism in Dvorak's music. He has since left the Music Cognition and Computation Lab at LSU for Columbus, Ohio where he is currently a PhD student in David Huron's lab.
Kaitlin is in her last semester of undergraduate studies in Child & Family Studies and Psychology at LSU. With a myriad of interests among the areas of music theory, vocal performance, behavioral neuroscience, psychology, and communication disorders (to name a few!), she has joined the MCCL team to gain valuable introductory experiences and skills in conducting university research.
She is currently working with preschool-aged children on the autism spectrum as an Applied Behavior Analysis Line Technician and is very interested in researching the area of music and the autistic brain as well as music within the context of early intervention autism and infant therapies.
An avid cat lady and general animal lover, she also hopes to one day study animal behavior and communication (in relation to sound and the biodiversity of communication and language) in order to contribute to wildlife animal conservation.