Author Archives: Nikki

About Nikki

Nikki is Senior Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh University.

Educational practice, musicianship and dyslexia – Dr Laurel Parsons, today! 4pm

This IMHSD seminar will take place today at 4pm in the Atrium, Alison House — A fascinating topic for music educationalists in Higher Education, and very important. In HE we have more control over our curricula – and the potential … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Musical Development – 30 years on, Prof. David Hargreaves (Wed 8 Mar)

Looking at the well-thumbed copy of the 1986 edition of The Developmental Psychology of Music on my bookshelf, and looking forward to this talk tomorrow! Prof. David Hargreaves (Roehampton University) – Atrium, Alison House. 5.15pm “I shall reflect upon some … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 – Reading group dates – Music in the predictive brain

1-2pm, every fourth Thursday, starting 2 Feb. Theme for our Spring 2017 reading groups: Music in the predictive brain Thu 2 Feb, 1pm. Introduction to music and predictive processing. Room 1.21, 7 Bristo Square. Reading: Rohrmeier & Koelsch (2012) + … Continue reading

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Shannon on the reading group theme, ‘Music in the predictive brain’

Post by Shannon Proksch: “Any introduction to music theory class will tell you that music is a complex interchange of moments of tension juxtaposed with moments of release. Through practised study, or passive listening, we learn to anticipate, expect, and … Continue reading

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January 2017 – reading group is back!

Welcome to Edinburgh, Shannon Proksch! Shannon is a current MSc student on the Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition programme at Edinburgh, with a research interest in the relationship between music and language as situated communicative acts. Shannon suggested a reading … Continue reading

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IMHSD seminar by Prof. Tuomas Eerola – 17 Nov 2016

Visit the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD) site to read about Tuomas’ seminar, and keep up to date with ongoing IMHSD talks and events!  

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Autumn 2016 – Nikki’s sabbatical

The Thursday reading group will be back on in the new year – meanwhile, Nikki has been on sabbatical. Here’s what she has been up to: “I’ve spent some time in Durham as part of my Visiting Fellowship for the … Continue reading

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Summer 2016

This year has quiet for music psychology reading group meetings, but busy with many other things! Our one-day Musician movement: capture and analysis symposium – read a short report here – led to various new links and possible collaborations locally … Continue reading

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Conference season!

Congratulations to PhD student, Yu Fen for her SEMPRE award to travel to SysMus and the satellite MoCap workshop in Jyvaskyla, Finland – and also for her well-received conference paper presentation at ICMPC14, in San Francisco!  Read the report on … Continue reading

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Update, Summer 2015

Looking forward to catching up with Edinburgh music psychology research activity this summer! New PhD students, news from existing students, new plans, converging topics, and a few outputs to report! – This review article by Nikki, on why she’s pleased … Continue reading

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