Music and mental imagery

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource. (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00967541, (OCoLC)fst01030418, bisacsh, fast, Imagery (Psychology), Music, Psychological aspects., PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology


Includes bibliographical references and index.Drawing on perspectives from music psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, musicology, clinical psychology, and music education, Music and Mental Imagery provides a critical overview of cutting-edge research on the various types of mental imagery associated with music. The four main parts cover an introduction to the different types of mental imagery associated with music such as auditory/musical, visual, kinaesthetic, and multimodal mental imagery; a critical assessment of established and novel ways to measure mental imagery in various musical contexts; coverage of different states of consciousness, all of which are relevant for, and often associated with, mental imagery in music, and a critical overview of applications of mental imagery in health, educational, and performance settings. By both critically reviewing up-to-date scientific research and offering new empirical results, this book provides a unique overview of the different types and origins of mental imagery in musical contexts, various ways to measure them, and intriguing insights into related mental phenomena such as mind-wandering and synaesthesia. This will be of particular interest for scholars and researchers of music psychology and music education. It will also be useful for practitioners working with music in applied health and educational contexts.Mats B. Küssner is Lecturer in the Department of Musicology and Media Studies at Humboldt-Universitt̃ zu Berlin and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Liila Taruffi is Lecturer in Music Psychology at Durham University, UK. She has an interdisciplinary background in psychology, neuroscience, and aesthetics. Georgia A. Floridou is a psychologist, researcher, and educator operating at the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience. She is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield, UK.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 18, 2023).