Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, Emotion, Ability, Function

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OUP Oxford, 2005 - Music - 437 pages
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In the 20 years since publication of John Sloboda's landmark volume The Musical Mind, music psychology has developed as a vibrant area of research - exerting influence on areas as diverse as music education and cognitive neuroscience. This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study. These are, cognitive processes (including music reading, memory and performance), emotion and motivation, talent and skill development, and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture). The book ends with a newly written chapter on music psychology and social benefits. The book brings together in one place a range of influential writings, whose links to one another provide a compendious overview of a subject that has come to maturity during the author's career, a career which has significantly contributed to the development of the field.
 

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Contents

The psychology of music reading
3
a review
27
The uses of space in music notation
43
Immediate recall of melodies
71
the psychology of music comes of age
97
core research 19801990
117
Review of Language Music and Mind by Diana Raffman 753
153
Does music mean anything?
163
Musical expertise
243
Musical ability
265
deconstructing the talent account of individual differences in musical expressivity
275
Are some children more gifted for music than others?
297
Music in the real world
317
a preliminary study
319
where cognition and emotion meet
333
a psychologists perspective
345

B Emotion and motivation
173
Music as a language
175
Music psychology and the composer
191
Empirical studies of emotional response to music
203
a review
215
issues and developments
225
Talent and skill development
241
where does music education fit?
361
dilemmas for musicemotion researchers
375
values priorities and outcomes
395
Bibliography
421
Index
431
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John Sloboda is at Professor of Psychology, Keele University, UK.

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