Examining the intersection of music, neuroscience, and psychology Thompson ‘s Music, Thought, and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music 2nd edition (PDF) surveys the quickly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Supposing minimal background in music or psychology, the textbook begins with an overview of the major theories on how and when music became a prevalent aspect of human behavior. It also includes:
* How humans perceive music
* Links between music and emotion
* Potential cognitive benefits of musical engagement
* Psychological processes involved in imagining, composing, and performing music
* Modern neuroimaging techniques and what they tell us about music’s effect on the brain
Now in its 2nd edition, the ebook Music, Thought, and Feeling 2e includes enhanced coverage of music therapy, the latest theory and research, and enhanced pedagogy, including improved definitions of key terms and a reworked organization of topics. The additional open-access website (www.oup.com/us/thompson) includes audio samples created specifically for this text. Students: Visit the free companion website for this textbook at www.oup.com/us/thompson
“This exploration of emotion and music is the most extensive I have ever read” — Barbara J. Crowe, Arizona State University
“Music, Thought, and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music 2nd edition is easy to read. I like the “learning outcomes” at the starting of each chapter.” — Elizabeth W. Marvin, Eastman School of Music
“An accessible, fascinating, and comprehensive examination of the rapidly expanding field of music psychology by a prominent researcher who has participated in its development for the past thirty years. From discussions that span the evolutionary basis of music, uses of music in therapy, examinations of musical disorders, and frank assessments of the potential benefits of music training for nonmusical skills such as reading and mathematics, Music, Thought, and Feeling 2e is certain to inspire rekindled passion about this exciting field.” — Daniel Levitin, McGill University, author of This Is Your Brain on Music
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