Dr Diana Omigie

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email Diana.omigie (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 79197685
Dr Diana Omigie

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


Kelleher-Clarke, Alicia; Bartoli Jones, Alice and Omigie, Diana. 2023. Exploring Barriers to and Drivers of Participatory Arts Engagement in Early Adolescence. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, ISSN 1931-3896

Jones, Nicky; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Omigie, Diana. 2023. Character Strengths Afforded by Arts Engagement During Adolescence: The Development and Validation of the Creative Artistic Activities Strengths Affordances Scale (CAASA scale). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, ISSN 1931-3896

Chalas, Nikos; Omigie, Diana; Poeppel, David and van Wassenhove, Virginie. 2023. Hierarchically nested networks optimize the analysis of audiovisual speech. iScience, 26(3), 106257. ISSN 2589-0042

Omigie, Diana and Ricci, Jessica. 2023. Accounting for expressions of curiosity and enjoyment during music listening. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 17(2), pp. 225-241. ISSN 1931-3896

Nawaz, Safiyyah and Omigie, Diana. 2023. Investigating the interaction of pleasantness and arousal and the role of aesthetic emotions on episodic memory using a musical what-where-when paradigm. Cognition and Emotion, 37(2), pp. 320-328. ISSN 0269-9931

Murphy, Ellen; North, E.; Nawaz, Safiyyah and Omigie, Diana. 2023. The Influence of Music Liking on Episodic Memory for Rich Spatiotemporal Contexts. Memory, 31(5), pp. 589-604. ISSN 0965-8211

Galvan, Jasmin and Omigie, Diana. 2022. Individual differences in the expression and experience of curiosity are reflected in patterns of music preferences and appreciation. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 32(3-4), pp. 59-75. ISSN 0275-3987

Lange, Elke; Omigie, Diana; Trenado, Carlos; Müller, Viktor; Wald-Fuhrmann, Melanie and Merrill, Julia. 2022. In touch: Cardiac and respiratory patterns synchronize during ensemble singing with physical contact. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16, 928563. ISSN 1662-5161

Omigie, Diana and Ricci, Jessica. 2022. Curiosity emerging from the perception of change in music. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 40(2), pp. 296-316. ISSN 0276-2374

Mencke, Iris; Omigie, Diana; Quiroga-Martinez, David Ricardo and Brattico, Elvira. 2022. Atonal Music as a Model for Investigating Exploratory Behavior. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, 793163. ISSN 1662-4548

Liptak, Taylor A.; Omigie, Diana and Floridou, Georgia A.. 2022. The Idiosyncrasy of Involuntary Musical Imagery Repetition (IMIR) Experiences: The Role of Tempo and Lyrics. Music Perception, 39(3), pp. 320-338. ISSN 0730-7829

Mencke, Iris; Quiroga-Martinez, David Ricardo; Omigie, Diana; Michalareas, Georgios; Schwarzacher, Franz; Trusbak Haumann, Niels; Vuust, Peter and Brattico, Elvira. 2021. Prediction Under Uncertainty: Dissociating Sensory from Cognitive Expectations in Highly Uncertain Musical Contexts. Brain Research, 1773, 147664. ISSN 0006-8993

Schlotz, Wolff; Wallot, Sebastian; Omigie, Diana; Masucci4, Michael D.; Hoelzmann, Sonja C. and Vessel, Edward A.. 2021. The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA): A screening tool to assess individual differences in responsiveness to art in English and German. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 15(4), pp. 682-696. ISSN 1931-3896

Omigie, Diana; Frieler, Klaus; Bär, Christian; Muralikrishnan, R.; Wald-Fuhrmann, Melanie and Fischinger, Timo. 2021. Experiencing musical beauty: emotional subtypes and their physiological and musico-acoustic correlates. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 15(2), pp. 197-215. ISSN 1931-3896

Merrill, Julia; Omigie, Diana and Wald-Fuhrmann, Melanie. 2020. Locus of emotion influences psychophysiological reactions to music. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0237641. ISSN 1932-6203

Omigie, Diana; Lehongre, Katia; Navarro, Vincent; Adam, Claude and Samson, Severine. 2020. Neuro-oscillatory tracking of low- and high-level musico-acoustic features during naturalistic music listening: insights from an intracranial electroencephalography study. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 30(1), pp. 37-51. ISSN 0275-3987

Bianco, Roberta; Ptasczynski, Lena Esther and Omigie, Diana. 2020. Pupil responses to pitch deviants reflect predictability of melodic sequences. Brain and Cognition, 138, 103621. ISSN 0278-2626

Omigie, Diana; Pearce, Marcus T.; Lehongre, Katia; Hasboun, Dominic; Navarro, Vincent; Adam, Claude and Samson, Severine. 2019. Intracranial recordings and computational modelling of music reveal the time course of prediction error signaling in frontal and temporal cortices. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(6), pp. 855-873. ISSN 0898-929X

Mencke, Iris; Omigie, Diana; Wald-Fuhrmann, Melanie and Brattico, Elvira. 2019. Atonal Music: Can Uncertainty Lead to Pleasure? Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 979. ISSN 1662-4548

Anglada-Tort, Manuel; Thueringer, Heather and Omigie, Diana. 2019. The Busking Experiment: A Field Study Measuring Behavioural Responses to Street Music Performances. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 29(1), pp. 46-55. ISSN 0275-3987

Omigie, Diana; Dellacherie, Delphine; Hasboun, Dominique; George, Nathalie; Clement, Sylvain; Baulac, Michel; Adam, Claude and Samson, Severine. 2015. An intracranial EEG study of the neural dynamics of musical valence processing. Cerebral Cortex, 25(11), pp. 4038-4047. ISSN 1047-3211

Elvers, Paul; Omigie, Diana; Fuhrmann, Wolfgang and Fischinger, Timo. 2015. Exploring the musical taste of expert listeners: musicology students reveal tendency toward omnivorous taste. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1252), pp. 1-11. ISSN 1664-1078

Omigie, Diana. 2015. Music and literature: are there shared empathy and predictive mechanisms underlying their affective impact? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1250. ISSN 1664-1078

Omigie, Diana. 2015. Basic, specific, mechanistic? Conceptualizing musical emotions in the brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524(8), pp. 1676-1686. ISSN 0021-9967

Omigie, Diana; Dellacherie, Delphine; Hasboun, Dominique; Clément, Sylvain; Baulac, Michel; Adam, Claude and Samson, Séverine. 2014. Intracranial markers of emotional valence processing and judgments in music. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(1), pp. 16-23. ISSN 1758-8928

El Haj, Mohamad; Omigie, Diana and Clément, Sylvain. 2014. Music causes deterioration of source memory: Evidence from normal ageing. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(12), pp. 2381-2391. ISSN 1747-0218

El Haj, Mohamad; Omigie, Diana and Samson, Séverine. 2014. Destination memory and familiarity: better memory for conversations with Elvis Presley than with unknown people. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(3), pp. 337-344. ISSN 1594-0667

El Haj, Mohamad; Delerue, Céline; Omigie, Diana; Antoine, Pascal; Nandrino, Jean Louis and Boucart, Muriel. 2014. Autobiographical recall triggers visual exploration. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 7(5), pp. 1-7. ISSN 1995-8692

Omigie, Diana and Samson, Severine. 2014. A protective effect of musical expertise on cognitive outcome following brain damage? Neuropsychology Review, 24(4), pp. 445-460. ISSN 1040-7308

El Haj, Mohamad; Omigie, Diana and Moroni, Christine. 2014. Time reproduction during high and low attentional tasks in Alzheimer’s Disease “A watched kettle never boils”. Brain and Cognition, 88, pp. 1-5. ISSN 0278-2626

El Haj, Mohamad; Moroni, Christine; Luyat, Marion; Omigie, Diana and Allain, Philippe. 2014. To what extent does destination recall induce episodic reliving? Evidence from Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(2), pp. 127-136. ISSN 1380-3395

Ticini, Luca Francesco and Omigie, Diana. 2013. Why do we like what we like? When information flow matters. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(731), ISSN 1662-5161

Omigie, Diana; Pearce, Marcus T.; Williamson, Victoria J. and Stewart, Lauren. 2013. Electrophysiological correlates of melodic processing in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 51(9), pp. 1749-1762. ISSN 0028-3932

Omigie, Diana; Pearce, M. T. and Stewart, Lauren. 2012. Tracking of pitch probabilities in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 50(7), pp. 1483-1493. ISSN 0028-3932

Omigie, Diana and Stewart, Lauren. 2011. Preserved Statistical Learning of Tonal and Linguistic Material in Congenital Amusia. Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(109), pp. 1-11.

Dakin, Steven C and Omigie, Diana. 2009. Psychophysical evidence for a non-linear representation of facial identity. Vision Research, 49(18), pp. 2285-2296. ISSN 0042-6989


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

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