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A 'Music, Mind and Movement' program for people with dementia: initial evidence of improved cognition

Brancatisano, O., Baird, A. & Thompson, W. F., 16 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, JULY, p. 1-20 20 p., 1435.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Cognition
Dementia
Motor Skills
Therapeutics

An investigation of empathy in male and female fans of aggressive music

Slade, A., Olsen, K. N. & Thompson, W. F., 18 Jul 2019, In : Musicae Scientiae.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Metals
Aggression
Empathy
Motivation

Implicit violent imagery processing among fans and non-fans of music with violent themes

Sun, Y., Lu, X., Williams, M. & Thompson, W. F., 13 Mar 2019, In : Royal Society Open Science. 6, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 181580.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Imagery
Music
Happiness
Lyrics
Percept

Spontaneous emergence of language-like and music-like vocalizations from an artificial protolanguage

Ma, W., Fiveash, A. & Thompson, W. F., 1 Jul 2019, In : Semiotica. 2019, 229, p. 1–23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

music
language
communication system
functionality
imitation

When music compensates language: a case study of severe aphasia in dementia and the use of music by a spousal caregiver

Baird, A. & Thompson, W. F., 2019, In : Aphasiology. 33, 4, p. 449-465 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aphasia
speech disorder
Music
dementia
Caregivers

Who enjoys listening to violent music and why?

Thompson, W. F., Geeves, A. M. & Olsen, K. N., Jul 2019, In : Psychology of Popular Media Culture. 8, 3, p. 218-232 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Fans
music
fan
personality traits

“They’re playing our song”: couple-defining songs in intimate relationships

Harris, C. B., Baird, A., Harris, S. A. & Thompson, W. F., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
song
Data storage equipment
music
emotion
2018

Characterization of music and photograph evoked autobiographical memories in people with Alzheimer's disease

Baird, A., Brancatisano, O., Gelding, R. & Thompson, W. F., 2018, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 66, 2, p. 693-706 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Episodic Memory
Music
Alzheimer Disease
Semantics
Islands

Decoding the dynamic representation of musical pitch from human brain activity

Sankaran, N., Thompson, W. F., Carlile, S. & Carlson, T. A., 16 Jan 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 839.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Decoding
Tonal
Music
Stimulus
Acoustics

Investigating the role of the primary motor cortex in musical creativity: a transcranial direct current stimulation study

Anic, A., Olsen, K. N. & Thompson, W. F., 1 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, OCT, p. 1-10 10 p., 1758.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Creativity
Motor Cortex
Brain
Hand
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Listener expertise enhances intelligibility of vocalisations in Death Metal music

Olsen, K. N., Thompson, W. F. & Giblin, I., Jun 2018, In : Music Perception. 35, 5, p. 527-539 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Intelligibility
Vocalization
Listeners
Metals

Syntactic and non-syntactic sources of interference by music on language processing

Fiveash, A., McArthur, G. & Thompson, W. F., 17 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 17918.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Language
Pressure

Syntactic processing in music and language: effects of interrupting auditory streams with alternating timbres

Fiveash, A., Thompson, W. F., Badcock, N. A. & McArthur, G., Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Psychophysiology. 129, p. 31-40 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Evoked Potentials
Language
Brain

Syntactic processing in music and language: parallel abnormalities observed in congenital amusia

Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H. T., Johnson, B. W., Sammler, D. & Thompson, W. F., 2018, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 19, p. 640-651 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Language
Semantics
Tune Deafness
Evoked Potentials

The impact of music on the self in dementia

Baird, A. & Thompson, W. F., 9 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 61, 3, p. 827-841 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Dementia
Aptitude
Research
2017

An investigation of spatial representation of pitch in individuals with congenital amusia

Lu, X., Sun, Y. & Thompson, W. F., 2 Sep 2017, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 70, 9, p. 1867-1877 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reaction Time
Color
Linguistics
Tune Deafness

A nonmusician with severe Alzheimer’s dementia learns a new song

Baird, A., Umbach, H. & Thompson, W. F., Feb 2017, In : Neurocase. 23, 1, p. 36-40 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Alzheimer Disease
Aphorisms and Proverbs
Aptitude
Cognition

Pitch contour impairment in congenital amusia: new insights from the Self-paced Audio-visual Contour Task (SACT)

Lu, X., Sun, Y., Ho, H. T. & Thompson, W. F., 15 Jun 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 6, p. 1-15 15 p., e0179252.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
audiovisuals
Data storage equipment
Pitch Discrimination
Processing
Acoustics

Pitch discrimination associated with phonological awareness: evidence from congenital amusia

Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H. T. & Thompson, W. F., 13 Mar 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, p. 1-11 11 p., 44285.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Pitch Discrimination
Aptitude
Music
Articulation Disorders
Tune Deafness

The power of 'our song', the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages

Baird, A. & Thompson, W., 2017, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access
File
2016

Impaired explicit processing of musical syntax and tonality in a group of Mandarin-speaking congenital amusics

Jiang, C., Liu, F. & Thompson, W. F., Apr 2016, In : Music Perception. 33, 4, p. 401-413 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Tonality
Syntax
Discrimination
Congenital Amusia
Experiment

The influence of visual information on auditory processing in individuals with congenital amusia: An ERP study

Lu, X., Ho, H. T., Sun, Y., Johnson, B. W. & Thompson, W. F., 15 Jul 2016, In : NeuroImage. 135, p. 142-151 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evoked Potentials
Gestures
Facial Expression
Hearing
Electroencephalography
2015

Affective evaluation of simultaneous tone combinations in congenital amusia

Marin, M. M., Thompson, W. F., Gingras, B. & Stewart, L., 1 Nov 2015, In : Neuropsychologia. 78, p. 207-220 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Happiness
Music
Acoustics
Linear Models
Regression Analysis

Common cues to emotion in the dynamic facial expressions of speech and song

Livingstone, S. R., Thompson, W. F., Wanderley, M. M. & Palmer, C., 4 May 2015, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 68, 5, p. 952-970 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Facial Expression
Music
Cues
Emotions
Acoustics

Effects of emergent-level structure on melodic processing difficulty

Russo, F. A., Thompson, W. F. & Cuddy, L. L., 1 Sep 2015, In : Music Perception. 33, 1, p. 96-109 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Experiment
Melody
Cohesion
Rating
Expectancy

Human emotions track changes in the acoustic environment

Ma, W. & Thompson, W. F., 24 Nov 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 47, p. 14563-14568 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Acoustics
Emotions
Music
Facial Expression
Rain

Intonation processing deficits of emotional words among Mandarin Chinese speakers with congenital amusia: An ERP study

Lu, X., Ho, H. T., Liu, F., Wu, D. & Thompson, W. F., 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, p. 1-12 12 p., 385.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Electroencephalography
Linguistics
Access to Information
Language
Tune Deafness

Melodic contour training and its effect on speech in noise, consonant discrimination, and prosody perception for cochlear implant recipients

Lo, C. Y., McMahon, C. M., Looi, V. & Thompson, W. F., 2015, In : Behavioural Neurology. 2015, p. 1-10 10 p., 352869.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Speech Perception
Cochlear Implants
Noise
Music
Education

The healing power of music

Thompson, W. F. & Schlaug, G., 2015, In : Scientific American: Mind. 16, 5, p. 32-41 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

The pitch imagery arrow task: Effects of musical training, vividness, and mental control

Gelding, R. W., Thompson, W. F. & Johnson, B. W., 25 Mar 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 3, p. 1-20 20 p., e0121809.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
probes (equipment)
regression analysis
Regression analysis
Aptitude
2014

A developmental study of the effect of music training on timed movements

Janzen, T. B., Thompson, W. F. & Ranvaud, R., 10 Oct 2014, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8, p. 1-7 7 p., 801.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Fingers

Augmenting melodic intonation therapy with non-invasive brain stimulation to treat impaired left-hemisphere function: two case studies

Al-Janabi, S., Nickels, L. A., Sowman, P. F., Burianová, H., Merrett, D. L. & Thompson, W. F., 4 Feb 2014, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-12 12 p., 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Brain
Aphasia
Therapeutics
Language

Singing emotionally: a study of pre-production, production, and post-production facial expressions

Quinto, L. R., Thompson, W. F., Kroos, C. & Palmer, C., 29 Apr 2014, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-15 15 p., 262.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Singing
Facial Expression
Happiness
Emotions
Light

The contributions of compositional structure and performance expression to the communication of emotion in music

Quinto, L., Thompson, W. F. & Taylor, A., 2014, In : Psychology of Music. 42, 4, p. 503-524 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Emotions
Communication
Happiness
Anger

The effect of movement kinematics on predicting the timing of observed actions

Colling, L. J., Thompson, W. F. & Sutton, J., 2014, In : Experimental Brain Research. 232, 4, p. 1193-1206 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biomechanical Phenomena

Timing skills and expertise: discrete and continuous timed movements among musicians and athletes

Janzen, T. B., Thompson, W. F., Ammirante, P. & Ranvaud, R., 23 Dec 2014, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-11 11 p., 1482.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Athletes
Fingers
Music
Sports
2013

Composers and performers have different capacities to manipulate arousal and valence

Quinto, L. & Thompson, W. F., 2013, In : Psychomusicology : music, mind, and brain. 23, 3, p. 137-150 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arousal
Cues
Emotions
Communication
Regression Analysis

Emotional communication in speech and music: The role of melodic and rhythmic contrasts

Quinto, L., Thompson, W. F. & Keating, F. L., 2013, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, p. 1-8 8 p., 184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Music
Emotions
Communication
Acoustics
Happiness
2012

Composing by listening: a computer-assisted system for creating emotional music

Quinto, L. & Thompson, W. F., 2012, In : International journal of synthetic emotions. 3, 2, p. 48-67 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computer Systems
Music
Emotions
Acoustics
Gestures

Continuation tapping to triggered melodies: Motor resonance effects of melodic motion

Ammirante, P. & Thompson, W. F., Jan 2012, In : Experimental Brain Research. 216, 1, p. 51-60 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fingers
Biomechanical Phenomena
Brain

Discrimination of stress in speech and music: A mismatch negativity (MMN) study

Peter, V., Mcarthur, G. & Thompson, W. F., Dec 2012, In : Psychophysiology. 49, 12, p. 1590-1600 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Long-Term Memory
Discrimination (Psychology)
Mismatch Negativity
Discrimination

Fast and loud background music disrupts reading comprehension

Thompson, W. F., Schellenberg, E. G. & Letnic, A. K., 2012, In : Psychology of Music. 40, 6, p. 700-708 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Reading
Reading Comprehension
Music Reading

Reduced sensitivity to emotional prosody in congenital amusia rekindles the musical protolanguage hypothesis

Thompson, W. F., Marin, M. M. & Stewart, L., 13 Nov 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 46, p. 19027-19032 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Emotions
Acoustics
Language
Cues

The effect of intensity on relative pitch

Thompson, W. F., Peter, V., Olsen, K. N. & Stevens, C. J., Oct 2012, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 65, 10, p. 2054-2072 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Architectural Accessibility
Pitch Perception
Direction compound

The mechanism of speech processing in congenital amusia: evidence from Mandarin speakers

Liu, F., Jiang, C., Thompson, W. F., Xu, Y., Yang, Y. & Stewart, L., 8 Feb 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 2, p. 1-11 11 p., e30374.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Speech processing
mandarins
Pitch Discrimination
Pitch Perception
music

VirSchool: The effect of background music and immersive display systems on memory for facts learned in an educational virtual environment

Fassbender, E., Richards, D., Bilgin, A., Thompson, W. F. & Heiden, W., Jan 2012, In : Computers and Education. 58, 1, p. 490-500 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computer music
Virtual reality
Computer systems
music
Display devices

Who enjoys listening to sad music and why?

Vuoskoski, J. K., Thompson, W. F., McIlwain, D. & Eerola, T., Feb 2012, In : Music Perception. 29, 3, p. 311-317 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Music
Emotion
Personality Traits
Emotional Response
Nostalgia
2011

Experiential and cognitive changes following seven minutes exposure to music and speech

Ilie, G. & Thompson, W. F., Feb 2011, In : Music Perception. 28, 3, p. 247-264 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Experiment
Music
Emotion
Valence
Stimulus

Ideomotor effects of pitch on continuation tapping

Ammirante, P., Thompson, W. F. & Russo, F. A., Feb 2011, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 64, 2, p. 381-393 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sodium Glutamate
Music
Fingers

The effects of competition on improvisers' motivation, stress, and creative performance

Eisenberg, J. & Thompson, W. F., Apr 2011, In : Creativity Research Journal. 23, 2, p. 129-136 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Creativity
Motivation
Improvisation
Intrinsic Motivation
Goodness