York Music Psychology Group

Research to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience.

The York Music Psychology Group (YMPG) aims to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience, including the production, processing, and reception of music. In addition to creating this knowledge, we also apply it to music practice and the development of music technology.

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  • A sucessful afternoon at the Festival of Ideas for the YMPG

    YMPG were lucky enough to take part in the 2017 FestIval of ideas, as run by the University of York. One of their flagship events was the ‘family fun afternoon’ held in the Ron Cook Hub. One of our members, Lottie Brook, devised a series of activities for children to introduce them to the idea … Continued

  • YMPG goes to The Festival of Ideas

    On the 10th of June we are taking part in the Family Fringe Afternoon at the University’s Festival of Ideas! We have an exciting line up of activities planned, suitable for children and parents to get involved in. From a silent disco to composing your own percussive piece, we hope to share some interesting facts … Continued

  • Aesthetic Judgement and Contemporary Music

    On Saturday the YMPG held our first major study since our conception. The study was concerned with understanding why some listeners respond positively and others negatively to contemporary music and identifying the cognitive and emotional processes that facilitate those responses in concerts. In this study, contemporary music was performed in front of an audience (with … Continued

  • Call for Participants

    The York Music Psychology Group (YMPG) at the Music Science and Technology Research Centre is looking for participants in a live concert experiment involving our unique Audience Response System. If you are interested, please fill in the this online questionnaire (click on the following link or copy to your browser) to provide us some information … Continued

  • 2017 Postgraduate Spring Forum

    Every autumn and spring the music department hosts a post-graduate forum day. This is an opportunity for current postgraduate students to showcase their research to a group of their peers, meet fellow postgraduate students, discuss and exchange ideas, gain academic presentation experience, and learn about the diverse outputs of the music department. Areas of research might include, … Continued

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