Music Therapy

There is considerable overlap between the fields of music psychology, music cognition, and the cognitive neuroscience of music. Music psychology applies the content and methods of all subdisciplines of psychology (perception, cognition, motivation, personality and so on) to all aspects of musical behaviour and experience (performance, listening, composition). Music cognition is the study of music as information, from the viewpoint of cognitive science. The discipline shares the interdisciplinary nature of fields such as cognitive linguistics. Cognitive musicology emphasizes the use of computational models for human musical abilities. The cognitive neuroscience of music studies the way that music appreciation and ability is implemented in the brain and uses a methodology similar to cognitive neuroscience.