Dr Diana Omigie

Diana has research interests that revolve around the behaviour, physiology and neurology of music-induced emotions.

Staff details

Dr Diana Omigie






Diana.omigie (@gold.ac.uk)

I’m a cognitive neuroscientist and member of the Music, Mind and Brain research group at Goldsmiths where I co-direct the MSc programme in Music, Mind and Brain with Daniel Müllensiefen. My research interests revolve around the behavioural, physiological and neural correlates of music-induced emotions and the aesthetic experience.


I’m available to supervise students at BSc, MSc and PhD level on projects related to music psychology and empirical aesthetics. Feel free to contact me to discuss possible opportunities.


Publications and research outputs


Antović, Mihailo; Küssner, Mats B.; Kempf, Adrian; Omigie, Diana; Hashim, Sarah and Schiavio, Andrea. 2024. ‘A huge man is bursting out of a rock'. Bodies, motion, and creativity in verbal reports of musical connotation. Journal of New Music Research, ISSN 0929-8215

Omigie, Diana and Mencke, Iris. 2024. A model of time-varying music engagement. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 379, 20220421. ISSN 0962-8436

Hashim, Sarah; Stewart, Lauren; Küssner, Mats B. and Omigie, Diana. 2023. Music listening evokes story-like visual imagery with both idiosyncratic and shared content. PLoS ONE, 18(10), e0293412. ISSN 1932-6203


Omigie, Diana. 2012. Studies into the cognitive and neural basis of congenital amusia. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London