Dr Victoria Williamson BSc, MA, PhD, FHEA



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

V.J. 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 (2017) 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

A. Halpern, J. Talarico., N, Gouda., & V. Williamson (2018) Are musical autobiographical memories special? It ain’t necessarily so…Music Perception, 35 (5), 561-572.

G. Floridou, V. Williamson & L. Stewart (2017). A novel indirect method for capturing involuntary musical imagery under varying cognitive load. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(11), 2189-2199
J. Tamminen, K. Rastle, J. Darby, R. Lucas, & V. Williamson (2017). The impact of music on learning novel spoken words. Memory, 25(1):107-121
E. Alessandri, V. Williamson, H. Eiholzer, A. Williamon (2016). A critical ear: Analysis of value judgements in reviews of Beethoven’s piano sonata recordings. Frontiers in Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00391

E. Alessandri, V. Williamson, H. Eiholzer, A. Williamon (2015). A systematic method for mapping music critics’ judgements of recorded performances. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:57.
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
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

E. Alessandri, V. Williamson, H. Eiholzer & A. Williamon (2015). Value judgements in criticism of Beethoven piano sonata recordings. In Ginsborg, J., Lamont, A., Phillips, M., Bramley, S. (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (1-2). Manchester: European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music.
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

Articles for a non-specialist audience

V. Williamson (2016) How listening to music could help you beat insomnia. The Conversation
V. Williamson (2016) Music psychology and music education. Music Teacher Magazine
V Williamson (2016) What the world sounds like to a musical genius like David Bowie or Brian Wilson. The Independent
V. Williamson (2016) Was musical memory the secret to Brian Wilson's genius? The Guardian