ADACHI Mayumi Specially Appointed Professor
Research Subject
  1. Communication of emotions and/or expressions in music,
  2. Cognitive mechanisms underlying sight-reading on the piano,
  3. Effects of musical environment at and/or outside home on children’s musical and extra-musial development, and
  4. Cross-cultural issues in melodic expectancy.
Research Fields
Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology of Music
Faculty - Division / Research Group / Laboratory
Division of Human Sciences / Research Group of Psychology / Laboratory of Psychology
Graduate School - Division / Department / Laboratory
Division of Human Sciences / Department of Psychology / Laboratory of Psychology
School - Course / Laboratory
Division of Humanities and Human Sciences / Course of Human Sciences / Laboratory of Psychology

Office/Lab: 515
TEL: +81-11-706-4168
FAX: +81-11-706-4168
Email: m.adachi(at)
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Members who are interested in music are engaged in various projects in my laboratory. The projects currently under way are divided into two categories: performance and the effects of music. The former category encompasses the following four research themes: (1) What are the factors in deciding the quality of sight playing? (2) What does the artistic performance mean to ordinary listeners? (3) Comparison of impression between human singing and vocaloid; (4) Communication through music. The latter embraces the following two studies: (1) Japanese translation of a questionnaire to measure musical sensitivity; (2) Is music instrumental in improving a state of anxiety? I have also conducted joint research leveraging a network with overseas researchers forged over the course of my 13-year stay in North America. I look forward to you joining our laboratory and developing original research combining scientific evidence with free thinking.