Exploring the musical mind

Interessante uitgave van John Sloboda, Professor of Psychology, Keele University, UK. Hieronder een beschrijving van dit boek en zijn ‘Handbook of music and emotion’. De informatie is overgenomen van www.amazon.com

  • Sloboda, J. (2004).  Exploring the musical mind. Cognition, emotion, ability, function.
Review:
It is rare to find an academic book that is emotionally and morally compelling as well as intellectually engaging. John Sloboda achieves this remarkable feat. (British Journal of Music Education )
Throughout the book, Sloboda’s writing is clear and approachable; no mean achievement across three decades and such a wide variety of topics. (British Journal of Music Education )
Product description:
In the 20 years since publication of John Sloboda’s landmark volume The Musical Mind, music psychology has developed as a vibrant area of research – exerting influence on areas as diverse as music education and cognitive neuroscience. This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study. These are, cognitive processes (including music reading, memory and performance), emotion and motivation, talent and skill development, and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture). The book ends with a newly written chapter on music psychology and social benefits. The book brings together in one place a range of influential writings, whose links to one another provide a compendious overview of a subject that has come to maturity during the author’s career, a career which has significantly contributed to the development of the field.
  • Juslin, P.N., Sloboda, J. (2009). Handbook of music and emotion. Theory, research, applications

Product description:
Music’s ability to express and arouse emotions is a mystery that has fascinated both experts and laymen at least since ancient Greece. The predecessor to this book ‘Music and Emotion’ (OUP, 2001) was critically and commercially successful and stimulated much further work in this area. In the years since publication of that book, empirical research in this area has blossomed, and the successor to ‘Music and Emotion’ reflects the considerable activity in this area. The Handbook of Music and Emotion offers an ‘up-to-date’ account of this vibrant domain. It provides comprehensive coverage of the many approaches that may be said to define the field of music and emotion, in all its breadth and depth. The first section offers multi-disciplinary perspectives on musical emotions from philosophy, musicology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, and sociology. The second section features methodologically-oriented chapters on the measurement of emotions via different channels (e.g., self report, psychophysiology, neuroimaging). Sections three and four address how emotion enters into different aspects of musical behavior, both the making of music and its consumption. Section five covers developmental, personality, and social factors. Section six describes the most important applications involving the relationship between music and emotion. In a final commentary, the editors comment on the history of the field, summarize the current state of affairs, as well as propose future directions for the field. The only book of its kind, The Handbook of Music and Emotion will fascinate music psychologists, musicologists, music educators, philosophers, and others with an interest in music and emotion (e.g., in marketing, health, engineering, film, and the game industry). It will be a valuable resource for established researchers in the field, a developmental aid for early-career researchers and postgraduate research students, and a compendium to assist students at various levels. In addition, as with its predecessor, it will also attract interest from practising musicians and lay readers fascinated by music and emotion.

2 thoughts on “Exploring the musical mind

  1. Dit is inderdaad een interessant boek. Het wordt gebruikt bij Muziektherapie bij ArtEZ. Sloboda komt in het voorjaar naar het symposium Exploring the musical mind in Nederland.

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