Renee Glass completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) in 2001at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and, having studied piano performance through the Trinity College of Music, took the opportunity to combine her strong interests in psychology and the arts by joining the Conceiving Connections project in 2002. She gained an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) and is currently a PhD student in the MARCS Auditory Laboratories at UWS. Renee’s research interests include the investigation of cognitive, affective and physiological processes involved in the arts. Currently she is investigating audience response to contemporary dance and developing a scale that will measure such responses.
Catherine Stevens and Renee Glass (MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney) describe their different methods and tools of analysis to investigate how the mind works when creating and/or watching dance or movement. Methods include a case study of choreographic cognition and development and application of a psychometric instrument called the Audience Response Tool.