Listed below you will find some links to interesting recent news stories that include Georgetown University Graduate School students.
Scott Miles, a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at Georgetown University, has worked in collaboration with Professors David Rosen and Norberto Grzywacz to published an interesting research paper correlating sudden chord changes in pop music to a song's popularity with the public.
Read the full published paper at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00263/full
The article was also picked up by the popular press (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4817054/The-secret-perfect-pop-song-revealed.html )
Citation: Miles SA, Rosen DS and Grzywacz NM (2017) A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship between Harmonic Surprise and Preference in Popular Music. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11:263. (May, 2017)