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Professor Tuomas Eerola, PhD

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Professor of Music Cognition/Empirical Musicology in the Department of Music
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43150
Room number: 116, 48-49 North Bailey

Contact Professor Tuomas Eerola (email at tuomas.eerola@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Eerola obtained his MA degree in musicology at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 1997. His pre-doctoral work involved periods of study at Leicester University (UK) and Cornell University (USA). In 2003, he finished his PhD at University of Jyväskylä in musicology (music cognition). In 2003-2006, he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the same institution, followed by a postdoctoral position at an EU Project (Tuning the Brain for Music). Since 2007, he has held a professorship at the the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), first associated with Music, Mind & Technology MA programme and later as a Chair of Musicology. Eerola is also affiliated with the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research. In 2013, he moved to UK.

Consultation hour

Thursday 3-4 pm (Room 116, 48-50 North Bailey)

Office address

Room 116, 48-50 North Bailey

Research Interests

  • Music and emotions
  • Music and movement
  • Music perception, particularly melody, rhythm and timbre

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Eerola, T. (2016). Music and Emotion. In Music psychology. Springer handbook of systematic musicology. Koelsch, S. Springer.
  • Eerola, T. (2014). Complexity. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Thompson, William Forde Sage. 227-229.
  • Eerola, T. (2014). Database studies. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Thompson, William Forde Sage. 316-319.
  • Eerola, T. (2014). Melody processing. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Thompson, William Forde Sage. 684-687.
  • Eerola, T. (2014). Similarity, Melodic. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Thompson, William Forde Sage. 1003-1006.
  • Eerola, T. & Punkanen, M. (2012). King of Sorrow - Perception and experience of sadness in music. In New York, US: Nova. Psychology of Sadness: 31-52.
  • Erkkilä, J. & Eerola, T. (2010). Gambling Addiction: Evaluation of a Multimethod Treatment Programme Including Music Therapy. In Music Therapy and Addictions. Aldridge, D. & Fachner, J. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. 132-151.
  • Zentner, Marcel R. & Eerola, T. (2010). Handbook of Music and Emotion. In Juslin, P. N. & Sloboda, J. A. Boston, MA: Oxford University Press. 187-221.
  • Eerola, T. (2010). Musical listening habits of College students in Finland, Slovenia, South Africa, and Texas: Similarities and Differences. In Schuler, N. & others Hamburg, Germany: Peter Lang. 59-70.

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