Daniel Müllensiefen's research while affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London and other places

Publications (7)

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Musical abilities, both in the pitch and temporal dimension, have been shown to be positively associated with phonological awareness and reading abilities in both children and adults. There is increasing evidence that the relationship between music and language relies primarily on the temporal dimension, including both meter and rhythm. It remains...
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Despite major advances in research on musical ability in infants, relatively little attention has been paid to individual differences in general musicality in infants. A fundamental problem has been the lack of a clear definition of what constitutes “general musicality” or “musical ability” in infants and toddlers, resulting in a wide range of test...
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Tests of musical ability in children have relied on diverse conceptions of what musical abilities are. Recent investigations suggest that such conceptions can be seen as socially constructed and differ between cultures, sub-groups, and individuals. Based on a previous study on conceptions of adult musical ability, we designed a questionnaire target...
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Music and language seem to be associated strongly in the early years of development. We do not know at which time point in development this association weakens. Therefore, this longitudinal study investigated whether singing abilities (song reproduction) are associated with phonological awareness in secondary school children. Furthermore, we tested...
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This short commentary on the target paper by "A cluster analysis of harmony in the McGill Billboard" by Shaffer et al. starts with observing that not all harmonic progressions that are theoretically possible are equally common. Instead, some progressions are more popular than others in popular. In fact, certain harmonic progressions are closely ass...
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It has been shown that titles influence peoples’ evaluation of visual art. However, the question of whether titles and artist names affect listeners when evaluating music has not yet been investigated. By using two well-known cognitive heuristics, the authors investigated whether names presented with music pieces influenced aesthetic and value judg...

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... Musicality refers to the uniquely human constellation of skills underlying our ability to perceive, appreciate, and produce music (Buren et al., 2021;Trehub et al., 2018). My goal, in this brief review, is to present evidence consistent with infants' possession of such skills. ...
... [11][12][13]), or factors related to the context and social situation where the listening is taking place (e.g. [14][15][16][17]). Very little research on musical behaviour has considered broad environmental influences that exist over extended periods of time, such as seasonal patterns and prevailing weather conditions. ...