My research focuses on the cognitive processes involved in creative musical interaction. I am especially interested in how creative collaboration unfolds in the context of skilled music ensemble performance, when predictability and coordination must be balanced with flexibility and spontaneity. To address this question I run experiments investigating ensemble musicians' communicative behaviour; in particular, their body gestures and visual attention. I also look at how this behaviour is perceived by others (co-performers or audience members).
- Postdoctoral researcher at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Vienna, Austria (2013-2019)
- PhD in music cognition from the MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia. Thesis title: "The use of musical imagery and auditory feedback during expressive music performance: Exploring the effects of expertise" (2009-2013)
- MSc in psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK (2007-2008)
- BSc (Honours) in psychology from the University of Toronto, Canada (2003-2007)
- Austrian Science Fund project "Achieving Togetherness in Ensemble Performance" with the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (awarded 2019)
- Austrian Science Fund project "CoCreate: Coordination and Collaborative Creativity in Music Ensembles" with the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (2016-2019)
- Bishop, Laura; Cancino-Chacón, Carlos & Goebl, Werner (2019). Eye gaze as a means of giving and seeking information during musical interaction. Consciousness and Cognition. ISSN 1053-8100. 68, s 73- 96 . doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2019.01.002
- Bishop, Laura; Cancino-Chacón, Carlos & Goebl, Werner (2019). Moving to communicate, moving to interact: Patterns of body motion in musical duo performance. Music Perception. ISSN 0730-7829. 37(1), s 1- 25 . doi: 10.1525/mp.2019.37.1.1
- Bishop, Laura (2018). Collaborative musical creativity: How ensembles coordinate spontaneity. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 9 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01285
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2018). Beating time: How ensemble musicians' cueing gestures communicate beat position and tempo. Psychology of Music. ISSN 0305-7356. 46(1), s 84- 106 . doi: 10.1177/0305735617702971
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2018). Communication for coordination: Gesture kinematics affect coordination success in piano duos. Psychological Research. ISSN 0340-0727. 82(6), s 1177- 1194 . doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0893-3
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2018). Performers and an active audience: Movement in music production and perception. Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie. ISSN 2511-8277. 28, s 1- 17 . doi: 10.5964/jbdgm.2018v28.19
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2017). Mind reading during ensemble performance: Communicating with nonverbal signals, In Ursula Hemetek & Cornelia Szabo-Knótik (ed.), Best of ISA Science: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays on Music and Arts. HOLLITZER Wissenschaftsverlag. ISBN 978-3-99012-432-1. Chapter 2. s 111 - 133
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2017). Music and movement: Musical instruments and performers, In Richard D Ashley & Renee Timmers (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition. Routledge. ISBN 9781138721050. Chapter 29.
- Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2015). When they listen and when they watch: Pianists' use of nonverbal audio and visual cues during duet performance. Musicae Scientiae. ISSN 1029-8649. 19(1), s 84- 110 . doi: 10.1177/1029864915570355
- Cavedon, Lawrence; Kroos, Christian; Herath, Damith; Burnham, Denis; Bishop, Laura; Leung, Yvonne & Stevens, Catherine J (2015). "C'mon dude!": Users adapt their behaviour to a robotic agent with an attention model. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. ISSN 1071-5819. 80, s 14-23 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.02.012
- Bishop, Laura; Bailes, Freya & Dean, Roger (2014). Performing musical dynamics: How crucial are musical imagery and auditory feedback for expert and novice musicians?. Music Perception. ISSN 0730-7829. 32(1), s 51- 66 . doi: 10.1525/MP.2014.32.1.51
- Bishop, Laura; Bailes, Freya & Dean, Roger (2013). Musical expertise and the ability to imagine loudness. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 8(2) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056052
- Bishop, Laura; Bailes, Freya & Dean, Roger (2013). Musical imagery and the planning of dynamics and articulation during performance. Music Perception. ISSN 0730-7829. 31(2), s 97- 116 . doi: 10.1525/MP.2013.31.2.97
- Bailes, Freya & Bishop, Laura (2012). Musical imagery in the creative process, In Dave Collins (ed.), The Act of Musical Composition. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1138252394. Chapter 3.
- Bailes, Freya; Bishop, Laura; Stevens, Catherine J & Dean, Roger (2012). Mental imagery for musical changes in loudness. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 3 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00525