The Psychology of Music (Cognition and Perception 3rd edition)

The Psychology of Music (Cognition and Perception 3rd edition)

By: Diana Deutsch (editor)Paperback

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The Psychology of Music serves as an introduction to an interdisciplinary field in psychology, which focuses on the interpretation of music through mental function. This interpretation leads to the characterization of music through perceiving, remembering, creating, performing, and responding to music. In particular, the book provides an overview of the perception of musical tones by discussing different sound characteristics, like loudness, pitch and timbre, together with interaction between these attributes. It also discusses the effect of computer resources on the psychological study of music through computational modeling. In this way, models of pitch perception, grouping and voice separation, and harmonic analysis were developed. The book further discusses musical development in social and emotional contexts, and it presents ways that music training can enhance the singing ability of an individual. The book can be used as a reference source for perceptual and cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and musicians. It can also serve as a textbook for advanced courses in the psychological study of music.

About Author

Diana Deutsch is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and conducts research on perception and memory for sounds, particularly music. She has discovered a number of musical illusions and paradoxes, which include the octave illusion, the scale illusion, the glissando illusion, the tritone paradox, the cambiata illusion, the phantom words illusion and the speech-to-song illusion, among others. She also explores ways in which we hold musical information in memory, and in which we relate the sounds of music and speech to each other. Much of her current research focuses on the question of absolute pitch - why some people possess it, and why it is so rare. Deutsch has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Acoustical Society of America, the Audio Engineering Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association. She has served as Governor of the Audio Engineering Society, as Chair of the Section on Psychology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as President of Division 10 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts), and as Chair of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. She is Founding Editor of the journal Music Perception, and served as Founding President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. She was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts by the American Psychological Association in 2004, the Gustav Theodor Fechner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Aesthetics by the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics in 2008, and the Science Writing Award for Professionals in Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America in 2011.


Preface Chapter 1: The Perception of Musical Tones Chapter 2: Musical Timbre Perception Chapter 3: Perception of Singing Chapter 4: Intervals and Scales Chapter 5: Absolute Pitch Chapter 6: Grouping Mechanisms in Music Chapter 7: The Processing of Pitch Combinations Chapter 8: Computational Models of Music Cognition Chapter 9: Structure and Interpretation of Rhythm in Music Chapter 10: Music Performance: Movement and Coordination Chapter 11: Musical Development Chapter 12: Music and Cognitive Abilities Chapter 13: The Biological Foundations of Music: Insights from Congenital Amusia Chapter 14: Brain Plasticity Induced by Musical Training Chapter 15: Music and Emotion Chapter 16: Comparative Music Cognition: Cross-species and Cross-Cultural Studies Chapter 17: Psychologists and Musicians: Then and Now

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780123814609
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 786
  • ID: 9780123814609
  • weight: 1220
  • ISBN10: 012381460X
  • edition: 3rd edition

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