Towards a model of time-varying music engagement - Music Research Colloquia

A presentation by Diana Omigie, Goldsmiths, University of London.


Over the course of a music listening experience, an individual may find their focus switching between the heard music and other thoughts or actions. However, a theoretical model accounting for the level and dynamics of engagement with music over extended periods of time remains absent.

In this talk, I will present an attempt at such a model. I will emphasize unit cycles of curiosity, attention and positive valence as core, and clarify the different reasons listeners refocus on music after episodes of mind-wandering.

I will end the talk by discussing the importance of studying the music-listening experience at longer timescales and suggest some directions for future work. 

About Diana Omigie

Diana Omigie’s research interests revolve around the behavioural, physiological and neural correlates of music sense making and music-induced emotions.

Following a BSc in Neuroscience at University College London, and MSc and PhD studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, she completed postdoctoral fellowships in the USA (New York University), France (NeuroSpin, Brain and Spine Institute, University of Lille) and Germany (Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics).

Diana is now a Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology at Goldsmiths, where she directs the MSc programme in Music, Mind and Brain.  

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Join in person in Music LT3 or online via Zoom at the scheduled time.

This event is part of the 2023-24 School of Music Research Colloquia.