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  • Date and time: Friday 16 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

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Research suggests we fail to pay attention to what we are doing as much as 50% of the time, and that the act of music listening is no exception. So, what is known about the mechanisms and factors that drive us to listen -or conversely mind wander - at any given point in an encounter with a musical piece? In this talk I will attempt to address this question; reviewing studies in music cognition and highlighting insights from other relevant fields. Ultimately, I will argue that investigating the causes and consequences of time-varying changes in music engagement has wide-ranging implications; from a better understanding of music listening’s affordances to providing a useful context for understanding attention in real life contexts.

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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.