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Department of Psychology

Publications

Books

  • Thompson, W.F. (2014). Music Thought & Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 386 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-994731-7 [link]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2014). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036 [link]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2009). Music Thought & Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music, New York: Oxford University Press, 320 pages, ISBN10: 0195377079. [link]

Book Chapters

  • Thompson, W.F., Mosing, M.A., & Ullén, F. (in press). Musical expertise: Genetics, experience, and training. In Richard Ashley and Renee Timmers (Eds.). Routlege Companion to Music Cognition. New York: Routlege, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Thompson, W.F., Sun, Y., & Fritz, T. (In press). Music Across Cultures. In J. Renfrew & D. Levitin (Eds.), The Psychology of Music, 4th edition, Boston: MIT Press.
  • Lu, X., & Thompson, W.F. (in press). Spatial representations common to music and bodily experience. In Youn Kim and Sanders S. Gilman (Eds.). Oxford Handbook on Music and the Body. Oxford University Press.
  • Quinto, L., Ammirante, P., Connors, M.H., & Thompson, W.F. (2016). Prodigies of Music Composition: Cognitive Abilities and Developmental Antecedents. In Gary McPherson (Ed.): Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology. Chapter 15, pp. 358-377. Oxford University Press.
  • Braun Janzen, T., Ammirante, P., & Thompson, W.F. (2016). Development of timing skills. In Gary McPherson (Ed.): Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology. Chapter 16, pp. 378-390. Oxford University Press.
  • Thompson, W.F. (2014). Primitive music. In Thompson, W.F. (Ed.). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036
  • Thompson, W.F. (2014). Belief. In Thompson, W.F. (Ed.). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036
  • Thompson, W.F., & Cuddy, L.L. (2014). Closure. In Thompson, W.F. (Ed.). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036
  • Thompson, W.F., & Liu, F. (2014). Music disorders. In Thompson, W.F. (Ed.). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036
  • Graur, A.J., Russo, F.A., & Thompson, W.F. (2014). Theory of Mind. In Thompson, W.F. (Ed.). Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc., New York. ISBN: 9781452283036
  • Thompson, W.F. (2013). Intervals and Scales. In Diana Deutsch (Ed.). The Psychology of Music (3rd edition). New York: Academic Press.
  • Colling, L. & Thompson, W.F. (2013). Music, Action and Affect. In Tom Cochran, Bernardino Fantini, & Klaus R. Scherer, University of Geneva (Eds.). The Emotional Power of Music. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Thompson, W.F., & Green, R. (2012). Priming. In M. Danesi (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Media and Communications. pp. 531-536, University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-4426-1169-6.
  • Thompson, W.F., & Ammirante, P. (2012). Musical thought. In: Keith Holyoak and Bob Morrison (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Chapter 39 (pp. 684-698). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Quinto, L. (2011). Music and Emotion: Psychological Considerations. In Peter Goldie and Elizabeth Schellekens (Eds.), The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology, Chapter 21 (pp. 357-375). Oxford University Press. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Balkwill, L-L. (2010). Cross-cultural similarities and differences. In Patrik Juslin and John Sloboda (Eds.), Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications, Chapter 27 (pp. 755-788). Oxford University Press. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S. R., & Thompson, W. F. (2009). L'apparition de la musique de la théorie d'esprit. In Irene Deliege, Oliver Vitouch & Olivia Ladinig (Eds.), Musique et Evolution (pp. 47-63). Belgium: Pierre MARDAGA Press.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Schellenberg, G. (2006). Listening to Music. In R. Colwell. MENC handbook of Music Cognition & Development. Oxford University Press, pp. 72-123.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Schellenberg, E.G.. (2002). Basic cognition in musical context, In R. Colwell (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, pp. 461-486.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Cuddy, L.L. (1987). Musical judgements of Bach Chorale excerpts. In Sundberg, J. (ed.) Harmony and Tonality. Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm, 85-95.

Journal Articles

  • Baird, A. & Thompson, W.F. (2017). The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages. The Conversation. Published March 17th. [►pdf]
  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, T., Thompson, W.F. (2017). Pitch discrimination associated with phonological awareness: Evidence from congenital amusia. Scientific Reports. 7:44285 | DOI: 10.1038/srep44285www.nature.com [►pdf]
  • Baird, A., Umbach, H., & Thompson. W.F. (2017). A non-musician with severe Alzheimer’s Dementia learns a new song. Neurocase. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2017.1287278 [►pdf]
  • Lu, X., Sun, Y., and Thompson, W.F. (2017). An investigation of spatial representation of pitch in individuals with congenital amusia. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70:9, 1867-1877, DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1213870 [►pdf]
  • Juslin, P.N., Barradas, G.T., Ovsiannikow, M., Limmo, J., & Thompson, W.F. (2016). Prevalence of emotions, mechanisms, and motives in music listening: A comparison of individualist and collectivist cultures. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. 26, 293-326.
  • Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Sun, Y., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W.F. (2016). The influence of visual information on auditory processing in individuals with congenital amusia: An ERP study. Neuroimage, 135, 142-151. [►pdf]
  • Jiang, C., Liu, F & Thompson, W.F. (2016). Explicit Processing of Musical Syntax in a Group of Mandarin-Speaking Congenital Amusics. Music Perception, 33, 401-413.
  • Marin, M.M., Thompson, W.F., Gingras B., & Stewart, L. (2015). Affective evaluation of simultaneous tone combinations in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 78. 207-220.
  • Ma, W., & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Human emotions track changes in the acoustic environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515087112 [link]
  • Lo, C.Y., McMahon, C.M., Looi, V., & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Melodic Contour Training and Its Effect on Speech in Noise, Consonant Discrimination, and Prosody Perception for Cochlear Implant Recipients. Behavioural Neurology, Article ID 352869. [►pdf]
  • Russo, F.A., Thompson, W.F., & Cuddy, L.L. (2015). Effects of Emergent-Level Structure on Melodic Processing Difficulty. Music Perception, 33, 96-109.
  • Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Liu, F., Wu, D., & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Intonation Processing Deficits of Emotional Words among Mandarin Chinese Speakers with Congenital Amusia: An ERP Study. Frontiers in Psychology: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. 6:385. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00385 [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Schlaug, G. (2015). The healing power of music. Scientific American: Mind, 26(2), 33-41. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S.R., Thompson, W.F., Wanderley, M.M., & Palmer, C. (2015). Common cues to emotion in the dynamic facial expressions of speech and song. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 68(5), 952-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.971034. doi 10.1080/17470218.2014.971034 [►pdf]
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W.F. & Johnson, B.W. (2015). The Pitch Imagery Arrow Task: Effects of musical training, vividness, and mental control. PLoS ONE. 10(3): e0121809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121809 [►pdf]
  • Braun-Janzen, T., Thompson, W.F., Ammirante, P., & Ranvaud, R. (2014). Timing skills and expertise: discrete and continuous timed movements among musicians and athletes. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition. ISSN: 1664-1078. [►pdf]
  • Braun Janzen, T., Thompson, W.F., & Ranvaud, R. (2014). A developmental study of the effect of music training on timed movements. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00801. [►pdf]
  • Quinto, L.R., Thompson, W.F., Kroos, C. & Palmer, C. (2014). Singing emotionally: a study of pre-production, production, and post-production facial expressions. Frontiers in Psychology , doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00262. [►pdf]
  • Al-Janabi, S., Nickels, L.A., Sowman, P.F., Burianová, H., Merrett, D.L. & Thompson, W.F. (2014). Augmenting melodic intonation therapy with non-invasive brain stimulation to treat impaired left-hemisphere function: two case studies. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00037. [►pdf]
  • Colling, L., Thompson, W.F., and Sutton, J. (2014). The effect of movement kinematics on predicting the timing of observed actions. Experimental Brain Research, doi 10.1007/s00221-014-3836-x [link]
  • Quinto, L., & Thompson, W.F. (2013). Composers and Performers Have Different Capacities to Manipulate Arousal and Valence. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain . 23(3), 137-150. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pmu/23/3/137/ [►pdf]
  • Quinto, L.R., Thompson, W.F., & Keating, F.L. (2013). Emotional Communication in Speech and Music: The Role of Melodic and Rhythmic Contrasts. Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science, 4:184. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00184 [►pdf]
  • Quinto, L., Thompson, W.F., & Taylor, A. (2013). The contributions of compositional structure and performance expression to the communication of emotion in music. Psychology of Music, 42, 503-524 doi: 10.1177/0305735613482023 [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Antliff, A. (2013). Bridging two worlds that care about art: Psychological and historical approaches to art appreciation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 159-160.
  • Thompson, W. F., Marin, M. M., & Stewart, L. (2012). Reduced sensitivity to emotional prosody in congenital amusia rekindles the musical protolanguage hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109(49), 19027-19032. [►pdf]
  • Peter, V., McArthur, G., & Thompson, W. F. (2012). Discrimination of stress in speech and music: A mismatch negativity (MMN) study. Psychophysiology, 49(12), 1590-1600. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01472.x [►pdf]
  • Quinto, L., & Thompson, W.F. (2012). Composing by Listening: A Computer-Assisted System for Creating Emotional Music. Journal of Synthetic Emotions, 3(2), 48-67. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Peter, V., Olsen, K.N., & Stevens, C.J. (2012). The effect of intensity on relative pitch. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 2054-2072. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2012.678369. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Schellenberg, E.G., & Letnic, A.K. (2012). Fast and loud music disrupts reading comprehension. Psychology of Music, 40, 698 - 706. [►pdf]
  • Vuoskoski, J., Thompson, W.F., McIlwain, D., & Eerola, T. (2012). Who enjoys listening to sad music and why? Music Perception, 29, 311-318. [►pdf]
  • Ammirante, P., & Thompson, W.F. (2012). Continuation tapping to triggered melodies: Motor resonance effects of melodic motion. Experimental Brain Research. 216(1), 51-60. [►pdf]
  • Fassbender E.A., Richards D.B., Bilgin, A.C., Thompson, W.F., & Heiden, W. (2012). VirSchool: The Effect Of Background Music And Immersive Display Systems On Memory For Facts Learned In An Educational Virtual Environment. Computers & Education. 58(1), 490-500.
  • Liu, F., Jiang, C., Thompson, W.F., Xu, Y., Yang, Y., & Stewart, L. (2012). The mechanisms of speech processing in congenital amusia: Evidence from Mandarin Speakers. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30374. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030374 [►pdf]
  • Eisenberg, J. & Thompson, W.F. (2011). The effects of competition on improvisers’ motivation, stress, and creative performance. Creativity Research Journal, 23 (2), 129-136. [►pdf]
  • Mak-Fan, K.M, Thompson, W.F., & Green, R.E.A. (2011). Visual search for schematic emotional faces risks perceptual confound. Cognition & Emotion, 25(4), 573-584. [►pdf]
  • Ammirante, P., Thompson, W. F., & Russo, F. A. (2011). Ideomotor effects of pitch on continuation tapping. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 381-393. [►pdf]
  • Ilie, G., & Thompson, W.F. (2011). Experiential and cognitive changes following seven minutes exposure to music and speech. Music Perception, 28, 247-264. [►pdf]
  • Peter, V., McArthur, G., & Thompson, W.F. (2010). Effect of deviance direction and calculation method on duration and frequency mismatch negativity (MMN). Neuroscience Letters, 482(1), 71-75. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.07.010
    [link]
  • Ammirante, P., & Thompson, W.F. (2010). Melodic Accent as an Emergent Property of Tonal Motion. Empirical Musicology Review, 5, 94-107.
    [►pdf]
  • Quinto, L., Thompson, W.F., Russo, F.A., & Trehub, S.E. (2010). A Comparison of the McGurk Effect for Spoken and Sung Syllables. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 1450-1454. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Russo, F.A., & Livingstone, S.L.. (2010). Facial expressions of singers influence perceived pitch relations. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17, 317-322. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R., & Thompson, W.F. (2010). Changing musical emotion: A computational rule system for modifying score and performance. Computer Music Journal, 34(1), 41–64. [►pdf]
  • Prince, J.B., Thompson, W.F., & Schmuckler, M.A. (2009). Pitch and time, tonality and meter: How do musical dimensions combine? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 35, 1598-1617. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S.R, Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F.A. (2009). Facial Expressions and Emotional Singing: A Study of Perception and Production with Motion Capture and Electromyography. Music Perception. 26(5), 475-488. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S. R., & Thompson, W. F. (2009). The emergence of music from the Theory of Mind. Musicae Scientiae, Special Issue 2009/10 "Music and Evolution", 83-115. [►pdf]
  • Prince, J.B., Schmuckler, M.A., & Thompson, W.F. (2009). The effect of task and pitch structure on pitch-time interactions in music. Memory & Cognition, 37(3), 368-381. [►pdf]
  • Ceaser, D.K., Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F.A. (2009). Expressing tonal closure in music performance: Auditory and visual cues. Canadian Acoustics, 37(1), 29-34.
    [►pdf]
  • Prince, J.B., Schmuckler, M.A., & Thompson, W.F. (2009). Cross-modal perception of melodic contour. Canadian Acoustics, 37(1), 35-49. [►pdf]
  • Richards, D., Fassbender, E., Bilgin, A., & Thompson, W. F. (2008), An investigation of the role of background music in IVWs for learning. ALT-J, 16 (3), 231 - 244.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Coltheart, M. (2008). The role of signal detection and amplification in the induction of emotion by music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(5), 597-598. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Russo, F.A. & Quinto, L. (2008). Audio-visual integration of emotional cues in song. Cognition & Emotion. 22(8), 1457-1470. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W. F., & Russo, F. A. (2007). Facing the music. Psychological Science, 18, 756-757. [►pdf]
  • Russo, F.A., Cuddy, L.L., Galembo, A., & Thompson, W.F. (2007). Sensitivity to tonality across the pitch range. Perception, 36, 781-790. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Dalla Bella, S. & Keller, P. (2006). Music Performance. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 2(2-3), 99-102.
  • Livingstone, S.R. & Thompson, W.F. (2006). Multi-modal affective interaction: A comment on musical origins. Music Perception, 24, 89-94. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Balkwill, L.-L. (2006). Decoding speech prosody in five languages. Semiotica, 158(1/4), 407-424. [►pdf]
  • Ilie, G. & Thompson, W.F. (2006). A comparison of acoustic cues in music and speech for three dimensions of affect. Music Perception, 23, 319-329. [►pdf]
  • Russo, F. & Thompson, W.F. (2005). The subjective size of melodic intervals over a two-octave range. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 12, 1068-1075. [►pdf]
  • Russo, F.A. & Thompson, W.F. (2005). An interval size illusion: Extra pitch influences on the perceived size of melodic intervals. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 559-568. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Graham, P., & Russo, F.A. (2005). Seeing music performance: Visual influences on perception and experience. Semiotica, 156(1/4), 203-227. [►pdf]
  • Balkwill, L-L., Thompson, W.F., & Matsunaga, R. (2004). Recognition of emotion in Japanese, Western, and Hindustani music by Japanese listeners. Japanese Psychological Research, 46(4), 337-349. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Schellenberg, E.G., & Husain, G. (2004). Decoding speech prosody: Do music lessons help? Emotion, 4, 46-64. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Russo, F.A. (2004). The attribution of meaning and emotion to song lyrics. Polskie Forum Psychologiczne, 9, 51-62. [►pdf]
  • Green, R., Turner, G., & Thompson, W.F. (2004). Deficits in facial emotion perception in adults with recent traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychologia, 42, 133-141. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2003). Is music unique among human activities? Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts, 4(1), 38-39.
  • Jamieson, R.K., Thompson, W.F., Cuddy, L.L., & Mewhort, D.J.K. (2003). Do conjunction errors in auditory recognition imply feature migration? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57(2), 125-130. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Schellenberg, E.G., & Husain, G (2003). Perceiving prosody in speech: Effects of music lessons. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 999, 530-532. [►pdf]
  • Turner, G.R.,Green, R., Thompson, W.F. (2003). Deficits in facial emotion perception in recently traumatically brain injured adults. Brain and Cognition (brief report), 51(2), 175-177. [►pdf]
  • Eisenberg, J. & Thompson, W.F. (2003). A Matter of Taste: Evaluating Improvised Music. Creativity Research Journal, 15(3), 287-296.
  • Husain, G., Thompson, W.F. & Schellenberg, E.G. (2002). Effects of musical tempo and mode on arousal, mood, and spatial abilities: Re-examination of the "Mozart effect". Music Perception, 20, 151-171. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2002) Evoking Terror In Film Scores. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 5(1). http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0203/evoking.php (See archives for Fear, March, 2002).
  • Ranvaud, R., Thompson, W.F., Moriyama, L. & Balkwill, L.L. (2001). The speed of pitch resolution in a musical context. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109(6), 3021-3031. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Schellenberg, E.G. & Husain, G. (2001). Mood, arousal, and the Mozart effect. Psychological Science, 12(3), 248-251. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Hall, M. & Pressing, J. (2001). Illusory conjunctions of pitch and duration in unfamiliar melodies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 128-140. Thompson_pitch2001.pdf
  • Thompson, W.F., Balkwill, L.L. & Vernescu, R. (2000). Expectancies generated by recent exposure to music. Memory and Cognition, 28, 547-555. [►pdf]
  • Balkwill, L. & Thompson, W.F. (1999). A cross-cultural investigation of the perception of emotion in music: Psychophysical and cultural cues. Music Perception, 17, 43-64. [►pdf]
  • McPherson, G. & Thompson, W.F. (1998). Assessing Music Performance: Issues and influences. Research Studies in Music Education, 10, 12-24. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Diamond, C.T.P. & Balkwill, L. (1998). The adjudication of six performances of a Chopin Etude: A study of expert knowledge. Psychology of Music, 26, 154-174.
  • Thompson, W.F. & Stainton, M. (1998). Expectancy in Bohemian folk song melodies: Evaluation of implicative principles for Implicative and closural intervals. Music Perception, 15, 231-252. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Cuddy, L. L. (1997). Music performance and the perception of key. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 116-135. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Cuddy, L. L., & Plaus, C. (1997). Expectancies generated by melodic intervals: Evaluation of principles of melodic implication in a melody completion task. Perception & Psychophysics, 59(7), 1069-1076. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Parncutt, R. (1997). Perceptual judgments of triads and dyads: Assessment of a psychoacoustic model. Music Perception, 14(3), 263-280.
  • Thompson, W.F., & Stainton, M. (1995/1996). Using Humdrum to analyze melodic structure: An assessment of Narmour's implication-realization model. Computing in Musicology, 10, 24-33.
  • Thompson, W.F. (1994). Sensitivity to combinations of musical parameters: pitch and duration, and pitch pattern with durational pattern. Perception & Psychophysics, 56, 363-374. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Russo, F.A. & Sinclair, D. (1994). Effects of underscoring on the perception of closure in film excerpts. Psychomusicology, 13, 9-27. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Sinclair, D. (1993). Pitch pattern, durational pattern, and timbre: A study of the perceptual integration of auditory qualities. Psychomusicology, 12, 29-47. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. (1993). Modeling perceived relationships between melody, harmony, and key. Perception & Psychophysics, 53, 13-24. [►pdf]
  • Cuddy, L.L., & Thompson, W.F. (1992). Asymmetry of perceived key movement in chorale sequences: converging evidence from a probe-tone investigation. Psychological Research, 54, 51-59.
  • Thompson, W.F., & Cuddy, L.L. (1992). Perceived key movement in four-voice harmony and single voices, Music Perception, 9, 427-438. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., & Mor, S. (1992). A perceptual investigation of polytonality. Psychological Research, 54, 60-71. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Robitaille, B. (1992). Can composers express emotions through music? Empirical Studies of the Arts, 10, 79-89. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., (1989). Composer-specific aspects of musical performance: an evaluation of Clynes' theory of "pulse" for performances of Mozart and Beethoven. Music Perception, 7, 15-42. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. & Cuddy, L.L. (1989). Sensitivity to key change in chorale sequences: A comparison of single voices and four-voice harmony. Music Perception, 7, 151-168. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Sundberg, J., Fryden, L., & Friberg, A. (1989). Rules for expression in the performance of melodies. Psychology of Music, 17, 63-82.
  • Thompson, W.F., Fryberg, A., Fryden, L. & Sundberg, J. (1986). Testing of rules for the automatic performance of melodies. Quarterly Progress and Status Report, 2(3), 27-44, Technical report: Department of Speech Communication and Music Acoustics, KTH, Stockholm.
  • Thompson, W.F., Cuddy, L.L., and Frost, B.J. (1985). Opponent processes in vowel perception. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 39, 1-15. [►pdf]

Review Articles

  • Thompson, W.F. (2007). Review of David Huron, Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation (MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass.). Empirical Musicology Review, 2, 67-70. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2003). Review of Patrik Juslin & John Sloboda (Ed) "Music and Emotion: Theory and Research" (Oxford University Press). Musica Scientiae.
  • Thompson, W.F. (1999). Review of Water Hewlitt & Eleanor Selfridge-Field's (Ed) "Melodic Similarity: Concepts, Procedures, and Applications" (Computing and Musicology 11). Music Perception, 17, 261-274.
  • Thompson, W.F. (1996). A review and empirical assessment of Eugene Narmour's 'The Analysis and Cognition of Basic Melodic Structures' (1990) and 'The Analysis and Cognition of Melodic Complexity' (1992). Journal of the American Musicological Society, XLIX(1), 127-145. [►pdf]

Conference Proceedings

  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H.T. Johnson, B. & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Exploring music-syntactic processing and language-syntactic processing in congenital amusia. Proceedings of the 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Science of Music, August, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
  • Lu, X., Sun, Y., & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Deficits in melodic contour visualization in individuals with congenital amusia. Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, August, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
  • Colling, L.J., Thompson, W.F., & Sutton, J. (2013). Motor experience interacts with effector information during action prediction. Proceedings of
    the Cognitive Science Society.
    July 31-Aug 3, Berlin, Germany.
  • Marin, M.M., Thompson, W.F. & Stewart, L. (2012). Emotion Perception of Dyads and Triads in Congenital Amusia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). July 23-28, Thessaloniki, Greece. [►pdf]
  • Ting, T., & Thompson, W.F. (2012). Musical accents and memory for words. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). July 23-28, Thessaloniki, Greece. [►pdf]
  • Livingstone, S.R., Palmer, C., Wanderley, M.M., Thompson, W.F., & Lissemore, J. (2011). Facial expressions in vocal performance: Visual communication of emotion. In: Williamon, A., Edwards, D., & Bartel, L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, August, ISBN 978-94-90306-02-1. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F. (2011). Expressive performance in music: Mapping acoustic cues onto facial expressions. In: Williamon, A., Edwards, D., & Bartel, L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, August 2011, ISBN 978-94-90306-02-1. [►pdf]
  • Thompson, W.F., Bennetts, R., Neskovic, B., & Palmer, C. (2009). Emotional lingering: Facial expressions of musical closure. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, December 15-18, ISBN 978-94-90306-01-4.
  • Ammirante, P., Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F.A. (2009). Tapping to pitched auditory feedback tones: Effects of pitch contour and interval size on intertap-interval and tap force. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association , October 14-16, 2009.
  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., Thompson, W.F., Bilgin, A. Taylor, A. (2008). The effect of Music on Learning in Virtual Environments - Initial Results. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display, Paris, France, June 24-27, 2008
  • Thompson, W.F. (2007). Exploring variants of amusia: tone deafness, rhythm impairment, and intonation insensitivity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Communication Science. December 5-7, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., & Thompson, W.F. (2007). How do Tempo and Pitch shifts of soundtracks for role-playing games influence memory of facts conveyed in virtual-immersive environments? Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Communication Science. December 5-7, Sydney, Australia.
  • Ilie, G., & Thompson, W.F. (2006). A comparison of the effects of music and speech prosody on three dimensions of affective experience. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologne, August 20-27. ISBN 88-7395-155-4.
  • Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F.A. (2006). Facial expressions of pitch structure. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologne, August 20-27. ISBN 88-7395-155-4.
  • Russo, F.A., Vuvan, D., & Thompson, W.F. (2006). Setting words to music: An empirical investigation concerning effects of phoneme on the experience of interval size. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologne, August 20-27. ISBN 88-7395-155-4.
  • Thompson, W.F., Russo, F.A., & Quinto, L. (2006). Preattentive integration of visual and auditory dimensions of music. Second International Conference on Music and Gesture, Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, UK, July 20-23. ISBN 0-9553329-0-7.
  • Russo, F. A., & Thompson, W. F. (2004). Judgments of interval size by musically trained and untrained listeners. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Northwestern University, USA. ISBN 1-876346-50-7.
  • Thompson, W. F. & Russo, F. A. (2004). Visual influences on the perceived size of sung intervals. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Northwestern University, USA. ISBN 1-876346-50-7.
  • Balkwill, L., Thompson, W.F., & Schubert, E., (2002). Rhetoric revisited: Cues to affective content in music and speech. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Music Perception and Cognition. July, Sydney, Australia. ISBN 1876346396 CD-ROM.
  • Balkwill, L. & Thompson, W.F. (1998). Basic perceptual cues to emotion in music: A cross-cultural perspective. Proceedings of the European Society for the Cognition of Music. May 28-30, Rome, Italy.

Conference Presentations

  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H.T. Johnson, B. & Thompson, W.F. (2015, April). Exploring music-syntactic processing and language-syntactic processing in congenital amusia. Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lu, X., Sun, Y., & Thompson, W.F. (2015, August). Deficits in melodic contour visualization in individuals with congenital amusia. Paper presented at the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, RNCM, Manchester, UK.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W. & Johnson, B.W., (2015, April). Music in the Mind: A MEG Study of Pitch Imagery. Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Liu, F., Wu, D., & Thompson, W.F. (2014, June). Intonation processing deficits among mandarin Chinese speakers with congenital amusia: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane,Australia.
  • Lu, X., Zhang, P., Sun, Y., & Thompson, W.F. (2014, August). Spatial representations of pitch among individuals with congenital amusia. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and 5th Conference for the Asia-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W. & Johnson, B.W., (2014, August). Manipulating music in the mind: Investigation of pitch imagery. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W. & Johnson, B.W. (2014, March). A novel method for inducing mental imagery of musical pitch. Music, Cognition and Action Symposium, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Sun, Y. Thompson, W.F. (2013). Rhythm and beat perception in congenital amuisa. Rhythm and Timing in Music and Language Workshop, November, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Gelding, R., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W. (2013, November). A novel behavioural study of pitch imagery and perception. The 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Melbourne.
  • Peter, V., McArthur, G. M., & Thompson, W. F. (2008). The relationship between auditory processing and prosodic perception: An ERP study. Forthcoming presentation at the HCSNet Summerfest, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter, V., McArthur, G., Thompson, W. F., Crain, S., & Coltheart, M. (2007). Auditory processing disorder and specific language impairment: Is prosody the missing link? Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, December 11.
  • Russo, F. A., Ammirante, P., & Thompson, W. F. (2003, June). Beyond Music Training: Influence of Cerebral Lateralization on Musical Ability. Poster presented at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA.

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