Dr Catherine Loveday

Dr Catherine Loveday

Music, dancing and oxytocin.

Dr Catherine Loveday is a Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Westminster. She is passionate about public communication of neuroscience, especially in relation to music. Much of her research is focussed on the neuropsychology of autobiographical memory and she has worked for many years with people who have amnesia and dementia. However, she also has a long-term fascination with music in the brain and has carried out a number of studies looking at the cognitive and neuronal aspects of music processing. Recently, she has brought these two areas of research together and is now investigating how memories of music are central to our sense of self, imagination, emotional state and social functioning, including the biggest ever study in to BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. 

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