Dr Victoria Williamson BSc, MA, PhD, FHEA



V.J. Williamson (2014) You Are The Music. Icon Books: UK


V.Williamson (2014) Music and Neurosciences V: The Blogs. Free Publication: UK
V.J. Williamson (2013) SMPC2013: The Blogs. Free Publication : UK
V.J. Williamson (2012) ICMPC-ESCOM 12: The Blogs. Free publication: UK

Book chapters

K. Schulze, V.J. Williamson & S. Koelsch (in press) Auditory working memory: Shared for speech and music? In Springer Handbook for Systematic Musicology
V.J. Williamson & K. Jakubowski (2015) Earworms. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Ed. W. F. Thompson) Sage
V.J. Williamson & G. Floridou (2015) Episodic memory. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Ed. W. F. Thompson) Sage
V.J. Williamson & L. Stewart (2013) Congenital Amusia. In The Handbook of Pediatric Neurology (Eds. O. Dulac, H. Sarnat, M. Lassonde). Elsevier

Peer reviewed journal articles

J. Tamminen, K. Rastle, J. Darby, R. Lucas, V. Williamson (in press). The impact of music on learning novel spoken words. Memory (IF = 1.69)
E. Alessandri, V. Williamson, H. Eiholzer, A. Williamon (in press). A systematic method for mapping music critics’ judgements of recorded performances. Frontiers in Performance Science (IF = 2.80)

G. Floridou, V. Williamson, L. Stewart, & D. Müllensiefen (2015). Development and validation of the Involuntary Musical Imagery Scale (IMIS). Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 25 (1), 48
G. Weir, V. Williamson & D. Müllensiefen (2015). Voluntary but not involuntary music mental activity is associated with more accurate musical imagery. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 25 (1), 28
J. Chen, S. Kumar, V. Williamson, J. Scholz, T. Griffiths, & L. Stewart (2015). Detection of the arcuate fasciculus is dependent on the tractography algorithm. Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 6:9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00009 (IF = 2.6)
N. Schaal, V. Williamson, M. Kelly, N. Muggleton & M. Bannisy (2015). Time-specific involvement of the left SMG during the retention of musical pitches. Cortex, 64, 310–317 (IF = 6.40)
N. Schaal., Krause, V., Lange, K., Banissy, M.J., Williamson, V, & Pollok, B (2015). Pitch Memory in Nonmusicians and Musicians: Revealing Functional Differences Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Cerebral Cortex, 25(9), 2774-2782 doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu075 (IF = 8.31)

V. Williamson & S. R. Jilka (2014). Experiencing earworms: An interview study of Involuntary Musical Imagery. Psychology of Music, 42 (5), 653 – 670 (IF = 1.57)
H.J. Kang & V. Williamson (2014) Background music can facilitate second language learning. Psychology of Music, 42 (5), 728 – 747 (IF = 1.57)
D. Müllensiefen, J. Fry, R. Jones, S. R. Jilka, L. Stewart & V. Williamson (2014) Individual differences in spontaneous involuntary musical imagery. Music Perception, 31(4), 323-335 (IF = 1.75)
V.Williamson, L.A. Liikkanen., K. Jakubowski., & L. Stewart (2014) Sticky Tunes: How do people react to involuntary musical imagery? PLOS ONE, 9(1): e86170 (IF = 3.53)

N. Schaal, V. Williamson, & M.J. Bannisy (2013) Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the supramarginal gyrus facilitates pitch memory. European Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 3513-3518 (IF = 3.67)
D. Omigie, M. Pearce, V. Williamson & L. Stewart (2013) Electrophysiological correlates of melodic processing in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 51(9), 1749-62 (IF = 3.45)
N. Schaal, V. Williamson, & M.J. Bannisy (2013) P 35. Investigating a causal role of the supramarginal gyrus for pitch memory using transcranial direct current stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124 (10), e80-e81 (IF = 2.98)

V.Williamson, S. Jilka, J. Fry, S. Finkel, D. Müllensiefen & L. Stewart (2012) How do earworms start? Classifying the everyday circumstances of Involuntary Musical Imagery (Earworms). Psychology of Music, 40 (3), 259-284 (IF = 1.57)
V.Williamson, F.Liu, G.Peryer, M.Greierson, & L.Stewart (2012) Perception and action de-coupling in congenital amusia: Sensitivity to task demands. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 172-180 (IF = 3.45)
V.Williamson, G. Cocchini & L.Stewart (2011) The relationship between pitch and space in congenital amusia. Brain and Cognition, 76 (1), 70-76 (IF = 2.82)

V. Williamson & L. Stewart (2010) Memory for pitch in congenital amusia: Beyond a fine-grained pitch perception problem. Memory, 18(6), 657-669 (IF = 1.69)
V. Williamson., T. Mitchell., G. Hitch., & A. Baddeley (2010) Musicians’ memory for language and music in conditions of irrelevant sound. Psychology of Music, 38(3), 331- 351 (IF = 1.57)
V. Williamson, C. McDonald, D. Deutsch, T. Griffiths & L. Stewart (2010) Faster decline of pitch memory over time in congenital amusia. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 6, 15-22
V. Williamson, A. Baddeley & G. Hitch (2010) Musicians’ and nonmusicians’ short-term memory for verbal and musical sequences: Comparing phonological similarity and pitch proximity. Memory and Cognition, 38(2), 163-175 (IF = 1.92)
N. Dibben & V. Williamson (2007). An exploratory survey of in-vehicle music listening. Psychology of Music, 35 (4), 571-589 (IF = 1.57)

Conference Proceedings

R. Timmers, N. Dibben, Z. Eitan, R. Granot, T. Metcalfe, A. Schiavio, & V. Williamson (Eds.) (2015) Proceedings of ICMEM (Sheffield: UK)

Peer reviewed conference papers

V. J. Williamson, M. South & D. Müllensiefen (2014) Sound quality enhances the music listening experience. Proceedings of ICMPC13-ASCOM 5 (Seoul: South Korea)
G. Floridou, V.J. Williamson & D. Müllensiefen (2012) Contracting earworms: The roles of personality and musicality. In E. Cambouropoulos, C, Tsougras, K. Mavromatis, K. Pastiadis (Eds) Proceedings of ICMPC-ESCOM 12 (Thessaloniki: Greece), 302-310
V.J. Williamson & D. Müllensiefen (2012) Earworms from three angles. In E. Cambouropoulos, C, Tsougras, K. Mavromatis, K. Pastiadis (Eds) Proceedings of ICMPC-ESCOM 12 (Thessaloniki: Greece), 1124-1133
H.J Kang & V.J. Williamson (2012) The effect of background music on second language learning. In E. Cambouropoulos, C, Tsougras, K. Mavromatis, K. Pastiadis (Eds) Proceedings of ICMPC-ESCOM 12 (Thessaloniki: Greece), 516-518
V.J. Williamson, A. Baddeley, & G. Hitch (2006) Music in the working memory model? In M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, M. Costa (Eds) Proceedings of ICMPC9 (Bologna: Italy), 1581-1590

Articles for a non-specialist audience

V.Williamson (2014) Music Forum Notes. The Psychologist, 27 (5), 303 (IF = 0.41)
V.J. Williamson (2014) You Are The Music. Science Uncovered Magazine
V.J. Williamson (2013 onwards) Various music psychology blog article for NME
Bauer, K, Müllensiefen, D. & V.J. Williamson (2013). Examining earworms: The psychology of involuntary musical imagery, BIOspektrum [German].
R. Worth & V.J. Williamson (2012) Music to our ears. European Journal of Psychology, 8(2), 217-221
V.J. Williamson (2009) In search of the language of music. The Psychologist, 22 (12), 1022-1025
V.J. Williamson (2006) Thank you for the music. The Psychologist, 19 (12), 743

Book reviews

V.J. Williamson (2010) Memory Rehabilitation: Integrating Theory and Practice (B. A. Wilson) New York: The Guilford Press, 2009. The Psychologist, 23(2), 127
V.J. Williamson (2009) Music, Thought, and Feeling (W. F. Thompson). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Psychology of Music, 37, 371-374