Edgar Jamison-Koenig

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall 012 (ICR)
  • Office Hours:
    Mondays 11am-12pm, Tuesdays 12pm-1pm
  • Email:

  • Research and Creative Interests

    Music, Media Psychology, Psychophysiology, Audio, Embodied Cognition, Emotion, Radio,


    My research interests primarily lie in the cognitive and emotional effects of audio in media.  As a trained audio engineer and avid music fan, I find it extremely interesting to approach the effects of audio from a wide range of perspectives – that of the listener and the producer, from the social level to the individual.  I also have an interest in the ways people use (especially new and emerging) media platforms to communicate information in social settings.  My foremost current area of focus lies in understanding the role of musical features such as complexity and intensity as they relate to attention, arousal, and affect in the listener.

    My teaching experience includes classes in both media production and processes and effects, as well as a few that cover more above-the-line and industry-oriented topics.  I enjoy finding parallels between my research interests and teaching work almost as much as I like the process of teaching marketable skills and empowering students to follow their interests.

    In addition to my research and teaching, I work on writing, producing, and engineering for music projects, as well as serving as an audio specialist for video productions.


    B.S., Recording Arts, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Minor in Telecommunications Design and Production

    M.A., Telecommunications, Indiana University


    MSCH-S 315 Media Processes and Effects

    TEL-T 356; MSCH-P356 Intermediate Television Studio Production

    TEL-T 283; MSCH-P 228 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices

    MSCH-C 207 Introduction to Media Industry and Management

    TEL-T 347 Promotion and Marketing in Telecommunications

    Selected Publications

    Potter, R. F., Jamison-Koenig, E. J., Lynch, T., & Sites, J. (2016). Effect of Vocal-Pitch Difference on Automatic Attention to Voice Changes in Audio Messages. Communication Research, 0093650215623835.

    Jamison-Koenig, E. (in press). Variables, types of. In Wiley International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Wiley.

    Jamison-Koenig, E., Potter, R.F. (2014, Septemeber). The Effect of Musical Intensity and Complexity on Listener Attention and Arousal. In Psychophysiology (Vol. 51, p. S58)

    Selected Conference Presentations

    Jamison-Koenig, E., & Sites, J. (2016). Variation in Probe Tone Frequency Affects Secondary Task Reaction Time. ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2016.

    Jamison-Koenig, E., & Potter, R.F. (2016). Effects of Musical Complexity and Intensity on Listener Emotion. ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2016.

    Potter, R.F., Jamison-Koenig, E., Sites, J., & Zheng, X. (2016). The Continuance of Orienting to Auditory Structural Features Presented in Natural Listening Conditions. ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2016.

    Stewart, S., Jamison-Koenig, E., & Sokolova, D. (2016). Exploring Self-Presentation on Tinder. ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2016.

    Sites, J., Jamison-Koenig, E., & Potter, R.F. (2015) Beauty and the Beast: WAVs invoke less negativity than MP3s in Listeners. Auditory Perception Cognition and Action Meeting, Chicago, Il, November 2015.

    Sites, J. & Jamison-Koenig, E. (2015). Variation in Probe Tone Pitch Impacts Secondary Task Reaction Time. Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Nashville, TN, August 2015

    Jamison-Koenig, E. & Potter, R.F. (2014). Influences of Music Complexity and Intensity on Listener Attention and Arousal. ICA 64th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2014.

    Potter, R.F., Jamison-Koenig, E., Lynch, T., & Mayell, S. (2013) The Effect of Vocal Dissimilarity on Automatic Attention to Voice Changes in Audio Messages. AEJMC, Washington, D.C., August 2013.

    Awards, Memberships, and Service

    Reviewer, Communication Research

    Judge, IU Campus Movie Fest

    Society for Music Perception and Cognition

    International Communication Association

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

    Audio Engineering Society

    Society for Psychophysiological Research