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Music as a Brain and Behavioural System - special issue

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                Music as a Brain and Behavioural System
                           Special Issue of
                    Australian Journal of Psychology
                    December 1999 Volume 51, Number 3

We are pleased to announce publication of a special issue of the
'Australian Journal of Psychology' with the theme Music as a Brain and
Behavioural System.  The special issue contains eight peer-reviewed
articles from research groups in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United
States.  The table of contents is shown below.

The aim of the special issue is to bring together some of the current
experimental work being conducted in Australia and internationally, and to
draw attention of the experimental psychology readership in Australia to
the vital and expanding area of the psychology of music.  The issue
includes articles on neuropsychology and neurophysiology of music,
measuring emotional response to music, attention and timing factors, and
performance and perceptual-motor skills.

If you are interested in obtaining a reprint of a particular article please
contact the author via e-mail (see below). Sound samples and appendices to
accompany the papers can be found at:


We do hope the papers are of interest.  Best wishes,

Kate Stevens and Jeff Pressing
Guest editors, Australian Journal of Psychology, 51(3)
        Australian Journal of Psychology, 1999, 51(3)
   Special Issue 'Music as a Brain and Behavioural System'
                   Table of Contents


Neuropsychology and Neurophysiology of Music:

Cognitive Models of Music Psychology and the Lateralisation of Musical
Function within the Brain
    Sarah J. Wilson, Jeff Pressing, Roger J. Wales, and Phillipa Pattison

Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) Responses Correlate with
Musically Trained Subjects' Encoding and Retention Phases of Musical
Working Memory Task Performance
   Philip G. Harris and Richard B. Silberstein

A Comparison of Contour and Interval Processing in Musicians and
Nonmusicians Using Event-Related Potentials
   Laurel J. Trainor, Renée N. Desjardins, and Conrad Rockel

Measuring Emotional Response to Music:

Measuring Emotion Continuously: Validity and Reliability of the
Two-Dimensional Emotion Space
    Emery Schubert

Attention and Timing Factors:

Attending in Complex Musical Interactions: The Adaptive Dual Role of Meter
    Peter Keller

The Effect of Tempo and Musical Experience on Perceived Beat
    J. Devin McAuley and Peter Semple

Performance and Perceptual-Motor Skills:

Relationships between Performance Timing, Perception of Timing
Perturbations, and Perceptual-Motor Synchronisation in Two Chopin Preludes
   Bruno H. Repp

Interdependence of Right and Left Hands in Sight-Read, Written, and
Rehearsed Fingerings of Parallel Melodic Piano Music
   Richard Parncutt, John A. Sloboda, and Eric F. Clarke


Cognition and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics edited
by Perry R. Cook.  Reviewed by Densil Cabrera, Department of Architectural
and Design Science, The University of Sydney

The Psychology of Music (2nd Ed.) edited by Diana Deutsch.  Reviewed by
Andrew R. Brown, Academy of the Arts, Queensland University of Technology


Dr Kate Stevens
Department of Psychology &
Macarthur Auditory Research Centre
University of Western Sydney, Macarthur
PO Box 555 Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia

Phone: (+612) 9772 6324; Fax: (+612) 9772 6584
E-mail: kj.stevens@uws.edu.au
WWW: http://www.macarthur.uws.edu.au/marcs