In this episode, we discuss the links between music psychology and neuroscience, investigating topics such as exposure to music in young children, music perception and the cognitive neuroscience of music.
We are joined by three expert panellists to help us navigate this fascinating topic:
Professor Lauren Stewart
Lauren is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths where she founded the MSc in Music Mind and Brain and co-leads a research group in this area. She has published widely on topics including learning and plasticity, congenital amusia, earworms and therapeutic aspects of music. She has been engaged in several citizen science and public engagement projects, including a Silent Disco earworm experiment at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, a live experiment on musical plagiarism at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre and an in-depth discussion on the ‘Tingle Factor’ in music as part of Radio 3’s Wellcome Collection residency.
Professor Daniel Müllensiefen
Daniel is a Professor in Psychology at Goldsmiths and also a research fellow with the University of Music, Drama, and Media at Hannover, Germany.
He is interested in (almost) all questions relating to music psychology, ranging from industry-related work on music and advertising (working as Scientist in Residence with adam&eveDDB) to individual differences in musical ability and to musical memory and plagiarism. Daniel was awarded the prestigious Anneliese-Maier award by the Humboldt- Foundation in 2016 and is the editor of the international open-access journal Empirical Musicology Review. He is currently heading the LongGold project, a longitudinal study on the development of musical and other cognitive and social abilities during adolescence.