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Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain ® publishes leading-edge content in the field of music perception, cognition and neuroscience.
The Journal invites authors to submit full-length manuscripts reporting experiments, integrative and evaluative reviews of research, and theoretical papers that are either based on or related to experimental research.
The Journal also welcomes Research Notes which are brief reports of research in progress, methodology, or instrumentation. Commentaries on trends in the field or on material published in the Journal and Letters to the Editor will also be accepted. Translations into English of significant papers otherwise unavailable may be submitted, including a short companion paper contextualizing the work or works. Descriptions of training programs or laboratories specializing in the area of psychomusicology are also welcome.
The Journal may include the titles and abstracts of recent theses. Book reviews will typically be by invitation only, however correspondence regarding a book of interest may be directed to either the Editor or the Book Review Editor.
Annabel J. Cohen
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
W. Jay Dowling
University of Texas at Dallas
Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan
Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover, Germany
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
University of California, La Jolla
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Florida State University
University of London, London, United Kingdom
University of Western Sydney, Australia
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
CNRS – Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Robert J. Zatorre
McGill University – Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Editorial Manuscript Coordinator
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain®
- Music Index
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
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Annabel J. Cohen
Department of Psychology
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
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- Musical Imagery
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2015. The issue provides the first compilation of research articles on musical imagery that includes the topic of involuntary musical imagery, sometimes referred to as earworms.
- Interactions Between Emotion and Cognition in Music
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2014. The articles further understanding of the ways in which emotions influence music cognition, as well as the ways in which cognitive appraisal of events, persons and/or objects influence music related emotions.
- Jazz Improvisation
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2013. The articles focus on the music, cognitive, and motor behaviors and processes associated with jazz improvisation.
- Neurosciences and Music
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology, Vol. 22, No. 2, December 2012. Includes articles about polyphony, rhythmic ability, metricality, musical encoding and recall in Alzheimer's disease, pitch identification in children with visual impairment, and music perception in those with cochlear implants.
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