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Multimodal Mental Imagery Experience of Music Listening

11 May 2020

This study aims at exploring mental imagery (also known as “seeing in the mind’s eye”) occurring in all of our senses during music listening: hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch, and sense of movement. It’s perfectly normal to experience all or some forms of imagery or no imagery at all. We are very much interested in all of your experiences while listening to music, or their absence. The study takes between 15 and 40 minutes to complete depending on your mental imagery.


  • Age 18+
  • Listening to music

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Ethical approval

This research is organised by Goldsmiths, University of London in collaboration with the Music & Imagery Study Group (website), a network of researchers from Humboldt University Berlin, Durham University, University of Sheffield. This research has been approved by Goldsmiths, University of London Ethics committee.

About the researcher

I am Stephanie Wilain, a postgraduate student researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of music at Goldsmiths, University of London. I am working under the supervision of Dr Diana OMIGIE (Goldsmiths, University of London) and researchers from the Music & Imagery Group: Dr Georgina Floridou (Sheffield University), Dr Liila Taruffi (Durham University), and Dr Mats B. Küssner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

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