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Contagions of Affect

Join Dr Diana Omigie, Goldsmiths Lecturer in Psychology for a tour of the Tony Cokes exhibition, one in which the affective qualities of the scores of his videos are explored from a neuroscientific perspective. Omigie’s research aims to refine our understanding of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying music-induced emotion and pleasure. She uses a combination of methods to examine the extent to which salient changes in musical structure induces pleasurable arousal and information-seeking behaviour. She is also interested in the physiological and neural correlates of more complex emotional states driven by engagement with music as an art form.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Diana Omigie is a cognitive neuroscientist and member of the Music, Mind and Brain research group at Goldsmiths where she co-directs the MSc programme in Music, Mind and Brain with Daniel Müllensiefen. Her research interests revolve around the behavioural, physiological and neural correlates of music-induced emotions and the aesthetic experience.