Professor of Psychology
Mari Riess Jones is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She has been actively interested in problems of timing and rhythm in attention and memory for over twenty years.
B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1959, Psychology
B.A. - Magna Cum Laude
Technical Assistant in Research in Human Factors, Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA, 1960-1963.
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, 1963-1966, (NIMH grant research, 1965-1966; J.L. Myers, Sponsor).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1968-1971.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1969-1971.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1971-1976.
Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1976-present.
American Psychological Society: Fellow
American Psychological Association: Fellow
International Society for Ecological Psychology: Member of Board of Directors
International Society for Study of Time
Acoustical Society of America
American Association for Advancement of Science: Fellow
Society for Music Perception & Cognition
Current research centers upon theoretical effects of structural variables upon attention and perception of auditory and visual patterns, with special emphasis upon the role of temporal structure (tempo, rhythm, etc.) Related interests involve modeling issues involving the dynamics of attending as well as building in content areas involving musical events and musical auditory patterns and serial concept formation.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - 1967-Present
Undergraduate-graduate statistics, experimental design courses, and mathematical models courses:
Topics include hypothesis-testing and standard techniques, parameter estimation theories, regression-correlation; analysis of variance. Also, laboratory courses for the experimental psychology majors and for psychology graduate students (ANOVA). These courses (Psychology 220, 221, 827) along with mathematical models courses (609) were taught for many years when I was a member of the Quantitative Area.
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Seminar: Psychology H783
Considers how to write up and present senior honors research projects.
Auditory Perception: Introduction to Auditory Perception. Psychology 625.
Survey of data and theory in Psychoacoustics and newer approaches (Scene Analysis) to basic phenomena in auditory perception.
Thinking/Learning: Cognitive Processes III: Categorization. Psychology 879
Survey of early and recent theories of categorization using static and dynamic stimuli.
Seminars in perception and cognition; topics include:
(Some links to full text of articles are only accessible from OSU machines or with an OSU password.)
Jones, M.R. (in press, June 1994). Attention and timing, Chapter 3 in Ecological Psychoacoustics, Edited by John G. Neuhoff, Academic Press
**Jones, M. R. (1976). Time, our lost dimension: Toward a new theory of perception, attention, and memory. Psychological Review, 83(5), 323-355. [abstract]
*Jones, M. R. (1981). Only time can tell. Critical Inquiry, 7, 557-576.
*Hahn, J., & Jones, M. R. (1981). Invariants in auditory frequency. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 22, 129-144.
*Jones, M. R., Kidd, G., & Wetzel, R. (1981). Evidence for rhythmic attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 7, 1059-1073.
*Jones, M. R. (1981). A tutorial on some issues and methods in serial pattern research. Perception & Psychophysics, 30, 492-504.
*Jones, M. R. (1981). Music as a stimulus for psychological motion: Part I. Some determinants of expectancies. Psychomusicology, 1, 34-51.
*Jones, M. R. (1982). Music as a stimulus for psychological motion. Part II. An expectancy model. Psychomusicology, 2, 1-13.
*Jones, M. R. (1982). Validating internal hierarchies: A reply to Deutsch. Perception & Psychophysics, 31, 599-600.
*Jones, M. R., Boltz, M., & Kidd, G. (1982). Controlled attending as a function of melodic and temporal context. Perception & Psychophysics, 32, 211-218.
*Kidd, G., Boltz, M., & Jones, M. R. (1984). Some effects of rhythmic context on melody recognition. American Journal of Psychology, 97, 153-173.
Jones, M. R. (1985). Structural organization of events in time: A review. In J.A. Michon & J. Jackson-Roy (Eds.), Time, mind and behavior. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
*Klapp, S.T., Hill, M.D., Tyler, J.G., Martin, Z.E., Jagacinski, R.J., & Jones, M. R. (1985). On marching to two different drummers: Perceptual aspects of the difficulties. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 11, 814-827.
*Boltz, M., Marshburn, E., Jones, M. R., & Johnson, W. (1985). Serial pattern structure and temporal order recognition. Perception & Psychophysics, 37, 209-217.
Jones, M. R. (1986). Attentional rhythmicity in human perception. In J. Evans & M. Clynes (Eds.), Rhythm in language, learning and other life experiences. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
*Boltz, M., & Jones, M. R. (1986). Does rule recursion make melodies easier to reproduce? If not, what does? Cognitive Psychology, 18, 389-431.
*Jones, M. R., & Hahn, J. (1986). Invariants in sound. In V. McCabe & G. Balzano (Eds.), Event cognition: An ecological perspective. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Jones, M. R., & MacCallum, R. (1987). An application of principal directions scaling to auditory pattern perception. In F. Young & R. Hamer (Eds.), Multidimensional scaling: Theory and applications. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Jones, M. R. (1987). Some thoughts on the relevance of Bergson to contemporary psychology. In A.C. Papanicolaou & P.A. Gunter (Eds.), The legacy of Henri Bergson: Towards a unification of the sciences. New York: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers.
*Jones, M. R., Summerell, L., & Marshburn, E. (1987). Recognizing melodies: A dynamic interpretation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 39A, 89-121.
Jones, M. R. (1987). Perspectives on musical time. In A. Gabrielsson (Ed.), Action and perception in rhythm and music. Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Music Publications.
*Jones, M. R. (1987). Dynamic pattern structure in music: Recent theory and research. Perception & Psychophysics, 41, 621-634.
*Jagacinski, R., Marshburn, E., Klapp, S.T., and Jones, M. R. (1988). Test of streamed vs. integrated structure in polyrhythmic tapping. Journal of Motor Behavior, 20, 416-442.
*Jones, M. R. (1988). What is an expectancy? Invited commentary submitted to Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 11, 387-388.
**Jones, M. R. (1990). Musical events and models of musical time. In R. Block (Ed.), Cognitive models of psychological time. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
*Jones, M. R. (1990). A review of psychological foundations of musical behavior, (by Radocy, R., & Boyle, J.D.), in American Journal of Psychology, 103, 284-290.
*Jones, M. R. (1990). Learning and the development of expectancies: An interactionist approach. Psychomusicology, 9, 193-228.
*Jones, M. R., & Ralston, J. (1991). Some influences of accent structure on melody recognition. Memory and Cognition, 19, 8-20.
Jones, M. R. (1991). Attending to musical events. In M. R. Jones & S. Holleran (Eds.), Cognitive bases of musical communication. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Jones, M. R., & Holleran, S. (Eds.), (1991). Cognitive bases of musical communication. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Jones, M. R., & Yee, W. (1993). Attending to auditory events: The role of temporal organization. In S. McAdams & E. Brigand (Eds.), Cognitive aspects of human audition. Oxford University Press.
Jones, M. R. (1993). Understanding melody and music. How melody and rhythm fit together. In T. Tighe & W.J. Dowling (Eds.), Psychological approaches to understanding music. pgs 67-92.
*Jones, M. R., & Skelly, J. (1993). The role of event time in attending. Time and Society.2, 107-128.
*Jones, M. R., Boltz, M., & Klein, J. (1993). Duration judgments and expected endings. Memory and Cognition, 21, 646-665.
*Brown, H., Butler, D., & Jones, M. R. (1994). Tonal hierarchies and temporal order. Music Perception. 11, 371 - 407.
*Holleran, S., Butler, D., & Jones, M. R. (1995). Perceiving implied harmony: The role of melodic and harmonic context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 21, 737-753.
*Jones, M. R., Jagacinski, R., Yee, W., & Klapp, S. (1995). Tests of attentional flexibility in listening to polyrhythmic patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [full text]
Yee, Wm., Holleran, S. & Jones, M. (1994). Sensitivity to event timing in regular and irregular sequences: Influences of musical skill. Perception & Psychophysics, 56 , 461 - 471. [abstract]
* Drake, C. , Jones, M. R., Baruch, C. (2000) The development of rhythmic attending in auditory sequences: Attunement, Referent Period, Focal Attending. Cognition 77(3), pp. 251-288. [abstract] [full text]
* Jones, M. R. (2000) The Psychology of Music, sixteen years later. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 108(3), 879-881. [full text]
Drake, Carolyn; Jones, Mari Riess; Baruch, Clarisse (2000) The development of rhythmic attending in auditory sequences: attunement, referent period, focal attending, Cognition 77 (2000) 251-288 [full text]
*indicates refereed journals
[abstract] indicates abstract available on-line
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National Science Foundation Grant BNS-7806997; May 1, 1978 - April
Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), 1986-1987
Faculty Senate 1971-1973
Committee on Faculty Leaves/Sabbaticals 1980-1983
Department/Cognitive Science Center
For chair of Psychology Dept 1970?
Department Promotion & Tenure Committees
Quantitative (MacCallum) 1980