318 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on perspectives from music psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, musicology, clinical psychology, and music education, Music and Mental Imagery provides a critical overview of cutting-edge research on the various types of mental imagery associated with music. The four main parts cover an introduction to the different types of mental imagery associated with music such as auditory/musical, visual, kinaesthetic, and multimodal mental imagery; a critical assessment of established and novel ways to measure mental imagery in various musical contexts; coverage of different states of consciousness, all of which are relevant for, and often associated with, mental imagery in music, and a critical overview of applications of mental imagery in health, educational, and performance settings.

    By both critically reviewing up-to-date scientific research and offering new empirical results, this book provides a unique overview of the different types and origins of mental imagery in musical contexts, various ways to measure them, and intriguing insights into related mental phenomena such as mind-wandering and synaesthesia. This will be of particular interest for scholars and researchers of music psychology and music education. It will also be useful for practitioners working with music in applied health and educational contexts.

    Foreword by Andrea R. Halpern

    Introduction and Overview

    Mats B. Küssner, Liila Taruffi, and Georgia A. Floridou

    PART I: Modalities of Mental Imagery

    1. The Chronicles of Musical Imagery as it Occurs Before, During, and After Music
    2. Georgia A. Floridou

    3. Visual Mental Imagery, Music, and Emotion: From Academic Discourse to Clinical Applications
    4. Liila Taruffi and Mats B. Küssner

    5. Intermittent Motor Control in Volitional Musical Imagery
    6. Rolf Inge Godøy

    7. Kinaesthetic Musical Imagery Underlying Music Cognition
    8. Jin Hyun Kim

    9. Music and Multimodal Mental Imagery
    10. Bence Nanay

      PART II: Measurement

    11. Music-Evoked Imagery and Imagery for Music: Subjective and Behavioural Measures
    12. Rebecca W. Gelding, Robina A. Day, and William Forde Thompson

    13. Self-Report Measures in the Study of Musical Imagery
    14. Timothy L. Hubbard

    15. Neuroscience Measures of Music and Mental Imagery
    16. Amy M. Belfi

    17. Deep Neural Networks and Auditory Imagery
    18. André Ofner and Sebastian Stober

    19. Musical Imagery from a Cross-Cultural Methodological Perspective
    20. George Athanasopoulos

      PART III: Mental Imagery and Related States of Consciousness

    21. Mental Imagery in Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memories
    22. Kelly Jakubowski

    23. What is Mind-Wandering?
    24. Mahiko Konishi

    25. Distraction or Panic?
    26. Anthony Gritten

    27. Musical Daydreaming and Kinds of Consciousness
    28. Ruth Herbert

    29. Sound-Colour Synaesthesia and Music-Induced Visual Mental Imagery: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
    30. Mats B. Küssner and Konstantina Orlandatou

    31. Music-Evoked Imagery in an Absorbed State of Mind: A Bayesian Network Approach
    32. Thijs Vroegh

    33. Recumbent Journeys Into Sound – Music, Imagery, and Altering States of Consciousness
    34. Jörg Fachner

      Part IV: Applied Mental Imagery

    35. Imagery and Movement in Music-Based Rehabilitation and Music Pedagogy
    36. Rebecca S. Schaefer

    37. Applied Mental Imagery and Music Performance Anxiety
    38. Katherine K. Finch and Jonathan M. Oakman

    39. In Search of a Story: Guided Imagery and Music Therapy
    40. Helena Dukić

    41. The Image Behind the Sound: Visual Imagery in Music Performance
    42. Graziana Presicce

    43. Multimodal Perception in Selected Visually Impaired Pianists: Towards A Conceptual Framework
    44. Anri Herbst and Silvia van Zyl

    45. "Don’t Sing it With the Face of a Dead Fish!" Can Verbalised Imagery Stimulate a Vocal Response in Choral Rehearsals?
    46. Mary T. Black

      Part V: Outlook

    47. Future Perspectives and Challenges

    Tuomas Eerola


    Mats B. Küssner is Lecturer in the Department of Musicology and Media Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Liila Taruffi is Lecturer in Music Psychology at Durham University, UK. She has an interdisciplinary background in psychology, neuroscience, and aesthetics.

    Georgia A. Floridou is a psychologist, researcher, and educator operating at the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience. She is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield, UK.