I graduated from the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh in 2013. In my Final Year I worked with Dr Katie Overy to write my dissertation entitled "Does Musical Training-Induced Brain Plasticity have the Potential to Aid the Recovery of Motor and Language Function in Stroke Survivors?" for which I was awarded the Niecks Essay Prize. In September 2013 I joined the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD) and began my MSc by Research in Music and Neuroimaging. In 2014 I was awarded the Thomas Laing Reilly Scholarship and began my PhD in Music and Dyslexia.
Moore, E., Schaefer, R.S., Bastin, M.E., Roberts, N. & Overy, K. (2015) Four Weeks of Musically Cued Motor Training Induces Structural Changes in the Arcuate Fasciculus, Poster Session presented at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, 13th April 2015.
Moore, E., (2014) Music and Dyslexia, Guest Lecture as part of the Third Year Designing Alternatives Course offered by the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art, Evolution House, Edinburgh, 16th October 2014.
Moore, E., Schaefer, R.S., Bastin, M.E., Roberts, N. & Overy, K. (2013) Music Moves: The Effects of Musical and Visual Cueing on Finger Movement Learning, Poster Session presented at the Centre for In Vivo Imaging Science (CIVIS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Chancellor’s Building, Edinburgh, 28th November 2013
2014 Gwen Clutterbuck Scholarship Reid School of Music
2013 Clinical Research Imaging Centre (CRIC) Scholarship Clinical Research Imaging Centre
2013 F.M.Cullen Bequest Reid School of Music
2013 Niecks Essay Prize for Final Year Dissertation Reid School of Music
2010 Guthrie Watson Scholarship Reid School of Music
My research is currently exploring whether participating in classroom musical activities can support literacy skills in children with dyslexia and understanding possible neural mechanisms of this support.
My MSc project was part of a collaboration between the IMHSD and the Clinical Research Imaging Centre (CRIC) and was focused on whether musical cueing can enhance movement learning both behaviourally and neurally. The study was based upon a training paradigm of 4 finger-to-thumb opposition sequences, which were practised with the left hand either with or without sequence specific music over a 4-week period. Participants underwent MRI scans and movement tests pre and post-training to investigate whether structural changes grey and white matter occurred in correlation with improved behavioural performance.
In addition, I have collaborated with Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital to collect data for a study investigating syllable discrimination in adults with dyslexia.