Psychomusicology

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, 2016

Auditory and Verbal Memory in North Indian Tabla Drumming
A pertinent theme in the study of auditory cognition is the extent to which there is overlap in the cognitive mechanisms involved in the parsing of musical structures and language (see, Bigand, Delbé, Poulin-Charronnat, Leman, & Tillmann, 2014; Koelsch,...
Beyond Musical Qualia. Reflecting on the Concept of Experience
How is it that a diminished seventh chord played on a piano, or an open E string plucked on a guitar, give rise to the experiences they do? How can we explain the feeling of closure evoked by a cadence in tonal music? Answers to questions like these...
Driving with Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications
Driving with Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications, by Warren Brodsky. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015, 387 pp. ISBN 978147-2-411-464. Hard Cover, $134.95Driving an automobile is undoubtedly the single most complex and dangerous extended activity pursued...
Exploring the Impact of Final Ritardandi on Evaluative Responses to Cadential Closure
Musicians routinely infuse their performances with a wide variety of expressive variations, changes in timbre, pitch, dynamics, and timing that are not notated, or at least not precisely specified, in a musical score. These often subtle deviations distinguish...
Phonetic Dimensions of Tone Language Effects on Musical Melody Perception
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Language and music are interesting to psychology because they have been claimed to be two of the few uniquely human abilities. Much has been made of both their similarities and differences, and despite the many...
Prevalence of Emotions, Mechanisms, and Motives in Music Listening: A Comparison of Individualist and Collectivist Cultures
Music is a universal human activity that depends on both biological constraints and cultural influence (Hodges & Sebald, 2011). All music listeners share essentially the same body structures (e.g., the auditory system) and the same "laws" that govern...
The Cognitive Effects of Musical Expectations on Affective Priming
Whether music has the potential to enhance cognition has been a question of great psychological interest and arriving at an answer may benefit from consideration of evolutionary psychology (Huron, 2006; Rickard, Toukhsati, & Field, 2005). From an...
This Is Your Song: Using Participants' Music Selections to Evoke Nostalgia and Autobiographical Memories Efficiently
Almost everyone has experienced the unexpected tang of nostalgia (Wildschut, Sedikides, Arndt, & Routledge, 2006). Nostalgic experiences are characterized by autobiographical memories that feel self-relevant and are filled with warm, positively toned...
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