• Interviews,  Music & Emotion,  Music & Memory,  Music and pleasure

    Music for a Desert Island

    Hello Dear Reader, I am sometimes get asked when and where I like to listen to music in my personal life, given my professional interest in the subject. It may surprise you to hear that I almost never listen to music whilst commuting to work by train. If I am not working on my laptop (when I prefer silence) then I prefer podcasts. There can be times, on tough days, when I am drawn to music for emotional reasons, but in general I am put off by the low quality of my commuting headphones combined with the low resolution of music files on portable devices. ‘Tinny’ music feels like a…

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  • Interviews

    Music Psychology Academic: Dr Renee Timmers

    An interview with Dr Renee Timmers   Since 2009, I am a Lecturer, now Senior Lecturer, in Psychology of Music in Sheffield. I teach psychology related modules at UG and PG level including music perception and psychology of performance, and direct the distance learning MAs Music Psychology in Education and Psychology for Musicians. With Prof. Dibben, I established the research centre “Music Mind Machine in Sheffield” to promote collaboration and exchange across faculties and disciplines between people with shared interests in cognition and music. I am committed to establish an active research-led teaching and learning community, where students of different levels can blossom by learning from each other as well…

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