Examining the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience, Music, Thought, and Feeling, Second Edition, surveys the rapidly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Assuming minimal background in music or psychology, the book begins with an overview of the major theories on how and when music became a widespread aspect of human behavior.
Now in its second edition, the text includes enhanced coverage of music therapy, the most recent theory and research, and improved pedagogy, including enhanced definitions of key terms and a reworked organization of topics.
William Forde Thompson is Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, where he conducts research on music, emotion, and performance. He has served as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2006-2008), Associate Editor at Music Perception, and Editor of Empirical Musicology Review.
1. INTRODUCTION; 2. ORIGINS OF MUSIC; 3. MUSICAL BUILDING BLOCKS; 4. PERCEIVING MUSIC STRUCTURE; 5. MUSIC ACQUISITION; 6. MUSIC AND THE BRAIN; 7. MUSIC AND EMOTION; 8. MUSIC AND WELLBEING; 9. PERFORMING MUSIC; 10; COMPOSING MUSIC; 11. MUSIC AND OTHER ABILITIES