Music and the Mind

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music and the Mind

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Pre-requesites: Cognitive Psychology OR musical training (at discretion of module leader)

    With emphasis on cognitive theories, this module examines music in relation to the concept of mind. It includes an overview of auditory psychophysics and considers how cultural, social and neurological factors influence musical development. Links between music and perception, memory, emotion, language and creativity are also explored, providing students with a solid understanding of the cognitive mechanisms underlying musical production and appreciation. The module also considers the broad role that music plays in society and health. Assessment: Group presentation (50%) ; In-class Test (50%).

Course Disclaimer

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