“Cortical Columns” by Greg Dunn

I am an interdisciplinary music researcher, working at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and aesthetics. I investigate music’s capability to evoke emotions and moods and to influence a specific type of thoughts and visual mental images (“mind-wandering” or “daydreaming”). Ultimately, I am interested in how we can use music effectively to enhance psychological health and well-being. I conduct my research at the Music & Science Lab at Durham University, UK. My background is in both sciences and humanities. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience of Music from the Free University of Berlin, where I was affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”. I have an M.Sc. in Music, Mind & Brain from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an M.A. in Aesthetics as well as a B.A. in Theoretical Philosophy, both from the University of Florence. You can find my CV with my publications here.