Psychomusicology

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1/2, 2009

A Short Scientific Autobiography: Genesis of a Psychoacoustician of Music in Poland
ABSTRACT-This "life report" describes how I became a "psychoacoustician of music". It starts with some events from World War II and then tells of my desperate, belated endeavors to attain the competence in piano performance necessary for entrance as...
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Autobiography and Psychomusicology: Introduction to the Special Issue "A History of Music Psychology in Autobiography"
ABSTRACT-This special issue of Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain presents the scholarly autobiographies of 12 pioneers in the psychology of music. Each has witnessed over four decades of academic life and has contributed to the foundation of...
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Dedication to Robert Francès
Robert Frances: Pioneer extraordinaire in the field of music psychology; musician, scientist, administrator, author, and researcher; honored for scholarship, leadership, bravery, strength, and courage. We dedicate to him this special double issue (Vol...
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Development of Music Perception and Cognition Research: An Autobiographical Account from a Canadian Perspective
ABSTRACT - There were not many opportunities for music perception and cognition research during the first half of the 20th century. The author traces the development of the field from a bare landscape to a discipline with journals, laboratories, institutions,...
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Editorial
A PRIVILEGED RESPONSIBILITY: TO THE PRESENT, PAST, AND FUTUREIt is a profound honour and privilege to serve as the new Editor of Psychomusicology, and I am delighted that W. Jay Dowling, Bruno H. Repp, and Lauren Stewart kindly accepted my invitation...
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"Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology" by Marc Leman
"Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology" by Marc Leman "Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology", by Marc Leman. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008). (ISBN: 978-0-262-12293-1 Hard cover, ?? + 297 pp., $40.00)Marc Leman is well known...
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From Electrical Engineering to Psychology of Music: Autobiographical Reflections on My Research and Collaboration in the Japanese Context
ABSTRACT - A passion for radio engineering and an interest in music led the author to studies in electrical engineering followed by research positions in audio engineering at NHK, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation. NHK afforded him the rare opportunity...
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"Listen to Their Voices: Research and Practice in Early Childhood Music" by Katharine Smithrim and Rena Upitis
"Listen to Their Voices: Research and Practice in Early Childhood Music" by Katharine Smithrim and Rena Upitis "Listen to Their Voices: Research and Practice in Early Childhood Music", by Katharine Smithrim and Rena Upitis (Eds.). From the Research to...
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MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London
AIMS OF THE PROGRAMMEResearch in music cognition and the cognitive neuroscience of music is undertaken in a number of laboratories worldwide, providing opportunities for graduates to specialize in an area that is increasingly becoming a mainstream topic...
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"Music, Language, and the Brain" by Aniruddh D. Patel
"Music, Language, and the Brain" by Aniruddh D. Patel "Music, Language, and the Brain" by Aniruddh D. Patel. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). (ISBN13: 9780199755301, ISBNlO: 0199755302, Paperback, 520 pages, $35.00).The book starts by reminding...
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Music Psychology: The Building of a Community
ABSTRACT-Although music psychology as a research topic can be traced back to at least the 1880s, it was not until the 1980s that it became an academic discipline with its own identity. The autobiographies in this issue describe the transformation of...
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Musikpsychologie: An Autobiographical Historical Perspective
(TRANSLATED BY BRUNO H. REPP)ABSTRACT-As the historical birthplace of psychology, musicology, and music psychology, Germany has been an important center for the development of our field. In this article the author traces the development of all three...
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My Life and Times
ABSTRACT-Following a doctorate in psychology, Mari Riess Jones obtained a position at Ohio State University (OSU) in the Department of Psychology teaching quantitative psychology. Always fascinated by timing in natural settings, she was also influenced...
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My Life in Music Cognition Research
ABSTRACT - The author traces his interest and education in music from childhood through adulthood. He describes the development of ideas about his core work, involving interleaved melodies, auditory attention, memory representation for melody, and "expectancy...
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My Marriage with Music Psychology
ABSTRACT - A childhood musical environment, supportive family, early experience of performance on piano and organ, interest in psychology in late teenage years, studies of psychology and musicology at Uppsala University, and fortuitous external academic...
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Note on the Possibility of Syncopating as a Function of the Tempo of a Sequence
Translated from the French1 by Bruno H. ReppThe difficulty of producing syncopation in music - that is, of playing a strong note off the beat established by other notes - is a well-known fact. It is explained by the difficulty we have in breaking an...
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One Cognitive Psychologist's Quest for the Structural Grounds of Music Cognition
ABSTRACT-Here, I describe how I came to believe that the musical scales and tonal systems of diverse human cultures reflect both (a) underlying, universal principles of cognition, including a modality-general time-distance law, and (b) underlying cognitive...
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Psychomusicology: A Program, a Journal, and Divergent Paths
ABSTRACT-Carlsen, Taylor, and Williams present the background that brought each of them first to music and then to psychomusicology. Carken's story outlines the development and structure of the academic program of psychomusicology within the systematic...
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The Development of Music Psychology in Britain: A Personal Perspective
ABSTRACT-The development of music psychology in Britain over the last few decades is outlined from the personal viewpoint of the author, who was actively involved in research and teaching in the field. The important ideas and influential researchers...
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The Legacy of Paul Fraisse: Two Classic Papers on Synchronization
ABSTRACT-This brief essay provides an introduction to subsequent English translations of two classic papers on synchronization by Paul Fraisse and colleagues. The relevance of this pioneering work to more recent research on synchronization is pointed...
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The Subject's References in Synchronization and Pseudo-Synchronization
ABSTRACT-This experiment compared subjects' behavior when they synchronized their taps with an auditory sequence and when they continued to tap while controlling the sounds with the taps, so that the sounds appeared to be perfectly synchronized with...
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