Welcome to Music on the Mind
I’m a PhD Student investigating what is going on in the brain when we hear music in our minds. To do that I use a technique called Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure the brain’s activity whilst people are completing a task that requires them to imagine music.
If you want to know more about my research you can check out:
- The Pitch Imagery Arrow Task: Effects of Musical Training, Vividness, and Mental Control
- For an even briefer snapshot my Three Minute Thesis version: Manipulating Music in your Mind
I’ve also been trying my hand at some writing for others recently, so maybe some of these might interest you:
- Why songs get stuck in your head in Quillette Magazine.
- Review of “My mum studies just like me” by Bailey Bosch on the Thesis Whisperer Blog (reflecting about life as a PhD-Parent)
- How motherhood has made me a better scientist for the Soapbox Science website (I participated in the Brisbane event in 2016. Check out this for how I came to be part of the event).
- Appreciating the administration staff at a university on the Times Higher Education Student Blog
- Recalibrating Your Internal Metronome, with a little Imagination in Signal to Noise Magazine; a non-profit magazine run by Phds and Postdocs who’s mission is Science, Communication, Connection.
If you want to know more about me and my science journey, then check out this interview with Womanthology UK. But if you’ve had enough of reading and would rather listen to something instead, check out this Macquarie University’s Pioneering Minds Podcast.
This blog is about what inspires me as I learn and reflect on my learning.
I hope it inspires you too. But I want to continually get better at this science communication thing (and writing in general really), so if anything doesn’t make sense or you don’t think its right, I’d love your feedback so that I can improve!
Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment.
Find me on twitter @rebeccagelding (I
procrastinate spend time networking on there a lot)