We are very happy to announce the Music and Imagery Study Group!

The group was formed as a result of two KOSMOS workshops on the topic of music and visual mental imagery (and their relations to emotion and mind-wandering). We are a network of researchers (from Humboldt University Berlin, Free University Berlin, University of Sheffield, University of Hull, and Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Frankfurt) interested in studying music’s capacity to create a life in the mind—which may take many shapes in different situations and listeners—and the psychological and neurophysiological processes underlying this musical experience.

Here you can find a broad overview of the topics we are currently interested in (but not limited to!). Our central aim is to provide a platform for those interested in the topic of music and imagery and, in turn, to facilitate interdisciplinary scholarly endeavor by focusing on key themes, reporting on relevant meetings, announcing upcoming activities, and sharing materials and resources.

Group photo taken last May @ the Institute of Musicology and Media Studies @ Humboldt University Berlin during the KOSMOS Workshop on “Mind Wandering and Visual Mental Imagery in Music”.

Please get in touch if you have any comments, ideas, suggestions, or would like to join us. We’d love to hear from you! 

More info on activities, new studies or publications is coming out soon!

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