Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function by John Sloboda

Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

byJohn Sloboda

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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 andreviews 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 hascome to maturity during the author's career, a career which has significantly contributed to the development of the field.

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John Sloboda is at Professor of Psychology, Keele University, UK.
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Title:Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, functionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.05 inPublished:December 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198530138

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Part A: Cognitive Processes1. The psychology of music reading2. Experimental studies of music reading: a review3. The uses of space in music notation4. Immediate recall of melodies5. Cognition and real music: the psychology of music comes of age6. Psychological structures in music: core research 1980-19907. Book review of Language, Music and Mind8. Does music mean anything?Part B: Emotion and Motivation9. Music as a language10. Music psychology and the composer11. Empirical studies of emotional response to music12. Emotional responses to music: a review13. Musical performance and emotion: issues and developmentsPart C: Talent and skill development14. Musical expertise15. Musical ability16. The acquisition of music performance expertise17. Are some children more gifted for music than others?Part D: Music in the real world18. Everyday uses of music19. Music: where cognition and emotion meet20. Music and worship: a psychologist's perspective21. Emotion, functionality, and the everyday experience of music22. The sound of music versus the essence of music23. Assessing music psychology research