Gabe has been a member of the SMART Lab since 2007 and began his graduate studies in 2012. His main research interest is investigating aspects of music that drive the periodic synchronization of neural activity. For example, a song with an obvious and regular beat will entrain neural firing more than a song with an irregular beat. Using EEG methods, this neural entrainment can be localized to certain regions of the brain, and it is predicted that the motor system is heavily involved in beat detection, synchronization, and prediction. His other projects involve investigating the relationship between physiological responses to emotional speech and the use of hearing aids, as well as developing PHZLAB, a MATLAB Toolbox for the analysis of physiological data (