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Michelle Vigeant

Associate Professor of Acoustics and Architectural Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Acoustics
  • Architectural Engineering

201E Applied Science Building

mcv3@psu.edu

814-863-7145

Research Areas:

Building Mechanical Systems

Interest Areas:

Architectural acoustics, specifically measurement parameters and subjective impression of room acoustics.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering Co-op, University of Alberta, 2003
  • Ph D, Architectural Engineering (Architectural Acoustics), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008

Publications

Books

  • D. T. Bradley, E. E. Ryherd and Michelle Vigeant, 2010, Acoustical Design of Theatres for Drama Performance: 1985-2010, Acoustical Society of America, Melville, NY

Journal Articles

  • Martin S Lawless and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigating the emotional response to room acoustics: an fMRI study.", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, (4: EL417-EL423)
  • Acadia A Kocher^ and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Relationships between room acoustic quality and reverberance, listener envelopment, and tonal quality [Technical Report]", Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain (PMMB), 25, (3)
  • Alexis Roy#, Michelle Vigeant, Tina Munjal#, Courtney Carver#, Patpong Jiradejvong# and Charles J Limb#, 2015, "Reverberation negatively impacts musical sound quality for cochlear implant users", 16, (Suppl 3)
  • Michelle Vigeant, Robert D Celmer, Christopher M Jasinski^, Meghan J Ahearn^, Matthew J Schaeffler^, Clothilde B Giacomoni^, Adam P Wells^ and Caitlin I Ormsbee^, 2015, "Investigation of the just noticeable difference of clarity index for music using simulated impulse responses", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 138, (1), pp. 476-491
  • Michelle Vigeant, Clothilde B Giacomoni^ and Amy C Scherma^, 2013, "Repeatability of spatial parameter measurements using figure-of-eight microphones [Technical Note]", Applied Acoustics, 74, (9), pp. 1076-1084
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holger Rindel, 2011, "Objective and subjective evaluations of multi-channel auralization technique as applied to solo instruments", Applied Acoustics, 72, (6), pp. 311-323
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holger Rindel, 2008, "Investigations of orchestra auralizations using the multi-channel multi-source auralization technique", Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 94, (6), pp. 866-882
  • Lily M Wang and Michelle Vigeant, 2008, "Evaluations of output from room acoustic computer modeling and auralization due to different sound source directionalities", Applied Acoustics, 69, (12), pp. 1281-1293
  • David A Dick and Michelle Vigeant, , "Comparison of measurements of spatial metrics using a spherical microphone array and conventional methods [Technical Note]", Applied Acoustics, 107, (6:34-45)
  • Martin S Lawless* and Michelle Vigeant, , "Effect of test method and participant musical training on preference ratings of stimuli with different reverberation times", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142:2258-2272

Conference Proceedings

  • David A Dick and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigation of listener envelopment and the late sound field using spherical microphone array impulse response measurements", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Martin S Lawless and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigation of the effects of room acoustics stimuli on reward regions in the brain", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Matthew T Neal and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Subjective study on listener envelopment using hybrid room acoustics simulation and higher order Ambisonic reproduction", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Victor W Sparrow and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Contents of a graduate level course in spatial sound and 3-D audio", Inter-Noise, San Francisco, CA, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, USA, pp. 7
  • David A. Dick* and Michelle Vigeant, 2014, "A comparison of late lateral energy (GLL) and lateral energy fraction (LF) measurements using a spherical microphone array and conventional methods.", European Acoustical Association Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics, Berlin, Germany, pp. 7
  • Michelle Vigeant and R. D. Celmer, 2010, "Effect of experimental design on the results of clarity-index just-noticeable-difference listening tests.", International Congress on Acoustics, Sydney, Australia, pp. 7
  • Michelle Vigeant, R. D. Celmer and D. A. Dick^, 2010, "Investigation of the correlation between late lateral sound level and total acoustic absorption, and an overview of a related subjective study.", International Symposium in Room Acoustics (ISRA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 5
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang, J. H. Rindel, C. L. Christensen and A. C. Gade, 2010, "Multi-channel orchestral anechoic recordings for auralizations", International Symposium in Room Acoustics, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 4
  • Michelle Vigeant and L. M. Wang, 2007, "Investigations of multi-channel auralization technique for various orchestra arrangements, with phase-shifted string sections.", International Symposium in Room Acoustics (ISRA), Seville, Spain, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holder Rindel, 2007, "Investigations of multi-channel auralization technique for solo instruments and orchestra.", 19th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Madrid, Spain, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang and J. H. Rindel, 2006, "Effects of changing the amount of absorption in a computer model of Queen's Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark", Inst. of Acoustics: Int. Conf. on Auditorium Acoust., Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang and J. H. Rindel, 2005, "Room acoustics computer modeling: Study of the effect of source directivity on auralizations.", Arch. Eng. Inst. Conf. Primary Presenter. Architectural Engineering Institute's (AEI) annual conference, Omaha, NE, pp. 5
  • L. M. Wang and Michelle Vigeant, 2004, "Objective and subjective evaluation of the use of directional sound sources in auralizations", 18th Int. Cong. of Acoust., IV: 2711-2714 International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 4

Other

  • Martin S Lawless* and Michelle Vigeant, 2014, "Measuring the impact of room acoustics on emotional responses to music using functional neuroimaging: A pilot study", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 3M, February 2017

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Other, June 2017
  • Other, October 2016

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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