Williamson, V. J. & Bonshor, M. J. (2019 – in review). Wellbeing in brass bands: a new view on the benefits and challenges of group music making.

Alessandri, E.,  Baldassarre, A., & Williamson, V.J (2019 – in review) The Critic’s Voice: On the Role and Function of Music Criticism. Music & Science

Emerson, K., Williamson, V.J., & Wilkinson, R (2019 – in press) Once more, with feeling. How conductors give feedback in choir rehearsals. Musicae Scientae


Trahan, T., Durrant, S., Mullensiefen, D & Williamson V.J. (2018) The music that helps people to sleep and the reasons why they believe it works: A mixed methods analysis of online survey reports. PLOS One.

Floridou, G., Williamson, V.J., & Emerson, L.M. (2018) Towards a new methodological approach: Testing a novel paradigm for covertly inducing and sampling different forms of spontaneous cognition. Consciousness and Cognition 


Bonshor, M. (2017). The Confident Choir: A Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Floridou, G. A., Williamson, V. J., & Stewart, L. (2017). A novel indirect method for capturing involuntary musical imagery under varying cognitive load. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology70(11), 2189-2199.

Halpern, A., Talarico, J. M., Gouda, N., & Williamson, V. (2017). Are Musical Autobiographical Memories Special? It Ain’t Necessarily So. Music Perception.

Korte, M., Cerci, D., & Williamson, V. J. (2017). ‘Playing on autopilot’. New insights on emotion regulation in music students. In 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music: Book of Abstracts (pp. 17-18). ESCOM.


Alessandri, E., Williamson, V. J., Eiholzer, H., & Williamon, A. (2016). A Critical Ear: Analysis of Value Judgments in Reviews of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Recordings. Frontiers in psychology7, 391.

Bonshor, M. J. (2016). Confidence and choral configuration: the affective impact of situational and acoustic factors in amateur choirs. Psychology of Music, DOI: 10.1177/0305735616669996.

Tamminen, J., Rastle, K., Darby, J., Lucas, R., & Williamson, V. J. (2017). The impact of music on learning and consolidation of novel words. Memory25(1), 107-121.


Alessandri, E., Williamson, V. J., Eiholzer, H., & Williamon, A. (2015). Beethoven recordings reviewed: a systematic method for mapping the content of music performance criticism. Frontiers in psychology6, 57.

Chen, J. L., Kumar, S., Williamson, V. J., Scholz, J., Griffiths, T. D., & Stewart, L. (2015). Detection of the arcuate fasciculus in congenital amusia depends on the tractography algorithm. Frontiers in psychology6, 9.

Floridou, G. A., Williamson, V. J., Stewart, L., & Müllensiefen, D. (2015). The Involuntary Musical Imagery Scale (IMIS). Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain25(1), 28.

Schaal, N. K., Williamson, V. J., Kelly, M., Muggleton, N. G., Pollok, B., Krause, V., & Banissy, M. J. (2015). A causal involvement of the left supramarginal gyrus during the retention of musical pitches. Cortex64, 310-317.

Weir, G., Williamson, V. J., & Müllensiefen, D. (2015). Increased involuntary musical mental activity is not associated with more accurate voluntary musical imagery. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain25(1), 48.