ONLINE - Brain, Cognition, Emotion and Music (BCEM): The quartet with a missing link

A one-and-a-half day conference to examine music's induction of emotions via multidisciplinary theories in psychology and musicology

This event will now take place online. See the event website for further details.

Undeniably music induces emotions, motivating research and theories in several domains of psychology, including social, cognitive, and cognitive neuroscience. For instance, social psychology suggests enjoying music (even if the music is negatively valenced) involves cognitive functions such as self-regulation and recognition of social roles, as well as emotional states such as nostalgia. Meanwhile, cognitive research implies music-induced emotions relate to processes such as employment of music syntax, memory, and prediction. Cognitive neuroscience associates particular brain regions, including the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) to processing of musical features and music-evoked emotions. However, the link among all four (Brain, Cognition, Emotions, and Music) is less clear, and understanding music’s induction of emotions can be examined via multidisciplinary theories in psychology and musicology.

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Booking details can be found on the conference website.

Event website


Open to researchers from all related disciplines, and at all career stages, including students and postdocs.

£ Cost

Registration is free. There will be a charge of £25 if you wish to attend the conference dinner.


Dr Amir-Homayoun Javadi