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The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall


This book focuses on the growing body of empirical research investigating the cognition of musical multimedia, with an emphasis on temporally organized auditory and visual structures. ‘Multimedia’ commonly refers to audiovisual presentations in film, television, video, interactive gaming, computer interfaces, and on the Internet. The term ‘empirical’ refers to the process of collecting data from human participants via systematically designed experiments. Such empirical research provides a framework for understanding the relationships between music, sound, and image in multimedia contexts. The ... More

Keywords: psychology, music, multimedia, auditory, visual, audiovisual, cross-modal, cognition, perception, experiments, entertainment media, educational media, cognitive load, sensory dominance, visual dominance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608157
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siu-Lan Tan, editor
Department of Psychology Kalamazoo College, USA

Annabel J. Cohen, editor
Department of Psychology University of Prince Edward Island, USA

Scott D. Lipscomb, editor
School of Music, University of Minnesota, USA

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Chapter 1 Introduction: The psychology of music in multimedia

Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, Siu-Lan Tan, and Roger A. Kendall

Part I Models and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Chapter 6 Emotion and music in narrative films: A neuroscientific perspective

Lars Kuchinke, Hermann Kappelhoff, and Stefan Koelsch

Part II Cross-Modal Relations in Multimedia

Part III Interpretation and Meaning

Part IV Applications: Music and Sound in Multimedia

Chapter 13 Playing with sound: The role of music and sound effects in gaming

Mark Grimshaw, Siu-Lan Tan, and Scott D. Lipscomb

Part V Future Research Directions

Chapter 17 Future research directions for music and sound in multimedia

Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall