The reviewing process: deal with it!

It is not often that we get to write in a free, unrestricted manner in academia as for example in a blog. Usually, everything and anything we write, whether it be a paper for a journal, a conference presentation, or a departmental seminar talk, is weighted, measured, and, as it is sometimes the case, it … Continue reading The reviewing process: deal with it!

Inaugural Issue of Durham Undergraduate Research in Music & Science

I am very pleased to introduce the Durham Undergraduate Research in Music & Science (DURMS) journal. The inaugural issue comprises the excellent work of 15 of our undergraduate students at Durham University Music Department, who have produced these articles using materials from their coursework for the Music and Science and Psychology of Music modules, or their … Continue reading Inaugural Issue of Durham Undergraduate Research in Music & Science

The Newcomer’s View of Reviewing

Blog Post written by Annaliese Micallef Grimaud & Matthias Lichtenfeld 9:23am Coffee #1 Monday morning: windy and rainy Booting the laptop to life and…*ping* The email account showed our new administrative task. That’s us, the new DURMS (Durham Undergraduate Research in Music & Science) editorial assistants. The Durham University Music & Science Lab has published its … Continue reading The Newcomer’s View of Reviewing

ICMPC15/ESCOM10 Conference

Last week, two of our Music & Science Lab members presented their research at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC)/European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) in Graz, Austria. For those who missed it (or those who attended but are curious to hear another perspective), here’s a summary of some … Continue reading ICMPC15/ESCOM10 Conference

Gender (in)equality: Is it an issue in music psychology?

Although I consider myself a feminist in a fairly broad sense of the term, I can’t say that I’ve necessarily been very proactive in my life thus far in making substantial contributions toward advancing the position of women in society. Gender inequality and gender stereotypes are not something I really thought about much in the … Continue reading Gender (in)equality: Is it an issue in music psychology?

Open Data in Music and Science

We have all heard about the replication crisis in psychology. It is not that the research ideas or methods themselves are flakey but selective analysis and reporting as well as insufficient details are making the past findings difficult to replicate (see also the discussion at the end of one of the rare replication studies in … Continue reading Open Data in Music and Science

Inside a String Quartet

Researchers at the Music and Science Lab have enjoyed a unique collaboration with BBC Radio 3 and musicians from the Royal Northern Sinfonia.  The BBC’s Free Thinking festival, broadcast live from the Sage Gateshead, features the fruits of this collaboration, as we discuss analysis of the performances of two string quartet movements by Sophie Appleton … Continue reading Inside a String Quartet

Music and Science Symposium: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  Recently, the music and science team at Durham University were all extremely fortunate to have some fantastic visitors. At the Institute of Advanced Study here at Durham, Professor Bill Thompson (Macquarie University, Australia) spent some time as a research fellow, and gave numerous fascinating and engaging talks; and as if that was not enough, … Continue reading Music and Science Symposium: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

ESCOM Conference 2017

In this blog post we present a few of the highlights of the 2017 European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) conference, written from two perspectives, by Scott Bannister (PhD student) and Kelly Jakubowski (Postdoc). Scott’s perspective: Over the past few weeks, the field of music and science has been busy, with two … Continue reading ESCOM Conference 2017

Mind the Discipline Gap

The Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance (IEMP) project is an international collaboration between researchers who share a common interest in how musicians play in time together and how aspects of musical timing/coordination vary cross culturally. As the project involves around 20 researchers from various disciplines including ethnomusicology, music psychology, and computer science, it is not … Continue reading Mind the Discipline Gap