Author Archives: Nikki

About Nikki

Nikki is Senior Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh University.

Joint Action Reading Group (JARG) – Musicians’ synchronisation dynamics

The Joint Action Reading Group (JARG) is based in Psychology — this week they will be discussing a paper that deals with the mutual timing mechanisms required by ensemble musicians. Nowicki, L., Prinz, W., Grosjean, M., Repp, B.H., & Keller, … Continue reading

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Sep 2014: EMPRes reading group for 2014-15

EMPRes fortnightly reading group meetings are going on hold for a while, until Nikki comes back from maternity leave, and after Lauren gets back from Australia where she’s enjoying a stint at the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney with … Continue reading

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Edinburgh music psychology contingent go to Korea (and win prizes)!

Each summer, the international community of music psychology researchers get together for an increasingly massive show-and-tell. This August it’s the turn of the joint ICMPC (International conference on music perception and cognition) and APSCOM (Asia-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of … Continue reading

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8 May 2014: Musical Matlab session

Eric wrote: The goal would be to make everyone happy and confident that whatever data they want to analyse, they can bring it into Matlab and manipulate it easily: load it, view it or play it, plot the aspects of … Continue reading

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27 Mar 2014: Music and the Practicalities of Analysis

As Lauren wrote in her email to the EMPRes list: This week’s paper is a bit different – it’s an explanation of a Matlab toolbox for music information retrieval. Getting to know this software will I’m sure make music research … Continue reading

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13 Mar 2014: Music and Expectation

This reading group session discussed a recent review paper by Barbara Tillman and colleagues published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. The paper draws together the most recent evidence to examine a number of music psychology issues : expectation, emotion, … Continue reading

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13 Feb 2014: Music and Children

IMHSD student, Ana Almeida, gave an informal presentation on her PhD research on children’s spontaneous movement to music. Ana devised a study that used Laban movement analysis of the free-style dance responses of early-years children. Research into children’s spontaneous physical … Continue reading

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5 Dec 2013: Music and Disability

IMHSD PhD student, George Low, led this session on the topic of music, disability, and identity. George’s research questions ask: Why are there so few disabled musicians? How does a physical impairment impact on musical identity? How does disability affect … Continue reading

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Next EMPRes reading group date: Thu Dec 5

No reading group meeting for the two November dates, with group members off to conferences in Hull and Oxford, and everyone in the throes of mid-semester madness…

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24 Oct 2013: Music and Empathy

This week’s topic was led by Alec Cooper (PhD student, Music), in preparation for his presentation at the SEMPRE conference on Music and Empathy, 9 November 2014, University of Hull (conference programme here). The reading and materials were based on … Continue reading

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