Music and the brain reading list

Below is a copy of the YouTube video shown in the talk as well as a reading list for those interested in finding out more after Emmanuella Reiter’s October talk about Music and the Brain:

Sources list

  • The Mozart Effect Don Campbell – Edition: Hodder Mobius
  • Musicophilia Oliver Sacks –  Edition: Picador
  • Memory for Music: Effect of Melody on Recall of Text Wanda T Wallace (Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 1994, Volume 2-, No.6, 1471-1485. American Psychological Association Inc.)
  • Music Training Improves Verbal but Not Visual Memory: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Explorations in Children Yim-Chi Ho, Mei-Chun Cheung, and Agnes S. Chan – The Chinese University of Hong Kong (APA – Neuropsychology 2003, Vol.17, No.3, 439-450)
  • Music-Dependent Memory: The Roles of Tempo Change and Mood Mediation William R. Balch & Benjamin S. Lewis (APA – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 1994, Volume 22-, No.6, 1354-1363)
  • Music training causes long-term enhancement of preschool children’s spatial-temporal reasoning Frances H. Rauscher, Gordon L. Shaw, Linda J. Levine, Eric L.Wright, Wendy R. Dennis and Robert L. Newcomb (Washington University –  Neurological Research, 1997, Volume 19)

Other books of interest:

  • The man who mistook his wife for a hat Oliver Sacks
  • Awakenings Oliver Sacks
  • Music and Miracles Don Campbell
  • Introduction to the Musical Brain Don Campbell
  • Music, Language, and the Brain Aniruddh D. Patel
  • Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship (Strungmann Forum Reports) Michael A. Arbib
  • Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinicican’s Manual Felicity Baker 



  • Music and the Brain: The Music of Language and the Language of Music
  • Music and the Mind: Health Matters
  • TEDxTheWoodlands2011-Khoren Ouzounian-Inexpressible: Music, the Mind, and Emotion
  • Musical minds
  • Music and the Brain – Bobby McFerrin
  • Bobby McFerrin in “World Science Festival 2009” (Notes & Neurons)
  • Music on the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWaterloo 2013
  • Dr. Jessica Grahn talks about music and the brain
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