Music and Mental Imagery

Mats B. Küssner (Editor), Liila Taruffi (Editor), Georgia A. Floridou

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
Number of pages318
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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