Introduction and Overview

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

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides one account of how multimodal mental imagery may work in musical contexts. It addresses visual mental imagery (VMI) in various musical contexts, ranging from shamanic rituals to music therapy, and emphasize the individuality of VMI experiences during music listening. The book illuminates musical imagery—similar to Floridou—but with a focus on the connection between actions and sounds, building on his extensive work on sound-motion objects. It introduces subjective and behavioural measures of music-evoked visual imagery and auditory imagery for music, highlighting a number of imagery-related dimensions that researchers usually assess with self-reports. The book provides practical guidance in choosing the appropriate method for identifying neural correlates of music-related mental imagery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic and Mental Imagery
EditorsMats B. Küssner, Liila Taruffi, Georgia A. Floridou
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780429330070
ISBN (Print)9780367352165, 9781032376073
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameSEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music


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