Vetenskapliga publikationer

Peer-reviewade publikationer från forskningsprogrammet ”Den musicerande människan” samt från relaterade projekt med oberoende finansiering


Mosing MA, Verweij KJH, Madison G, Pedersen NL, Zietsch BP, and Ullén F (in press). Did sexual selection shape human music? Testing predictions from the sexual selection hypothesis of music evolution using a large genetically informative sample of over 10,000 twins. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Mosing MA, Madison G, Pedersen NL, and Ullén F (in press). Investigating cognitive transfer within the framework of music practice: Genetic pleiotropy rather than causality. Developmental Science.

Mosing MA and Ullén F (in press). Genetic influences on musical giftedness, talent and practice. In Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, ed Gary E. McPherson. Oxford University Press.

Theorell T and Ullén F (in press). Epidemiological studies of the relationship between cultural experiences and public health. In: Handbook of Culture and Health, eds. Camic, P., Clift, S., and Wilson, L. Oxford University Press, London.

Theorell T (in press). Psychophysiological links between cultural activities and public health. In: Handbook of Culture and Health, eds. Camic, P., Clift, S., and Wilson, L. Oxford University Press, London.

Karampela O, Holm L and Madison, G (in press). Shared timing variability in eye and finger movements increases with timed interval duration: Support for a distributed timing system below and above 1 sec. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Harmat L, de Manzano Ö, Theorell T, Högman L, Fischer H, and Ullén F (2015). Physiological correlates of the flow experience during computer game playing. International Journal of Psychophysiology 97: 1-7.

Ullén F, Mosing MA, and Madison G. (2015) Associations between motor timing, music practice, and intelligence studied in a large sample of twins. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1337: 125-129.

Theorell T, Lennartsson A-K, Madison G, Mosing MA, and Ullén F. (2015) Predictors of continued music practice – from childhood and adolescence to adult years. Acta Paediatrica 104(3): 274-284.

Butković A, Ullén F, and Mosing MA. Personality and related traits as predictors of music practice: Underlying environmental and genetic influences (2015). Personality and Individual Differences 74: 133-138.


Mosing MA, Pedersen NL, Madison G, and Ullén F. (2014) Genetic pleiotropy explains associations between musical auditory discrimination and intelligence. PLoS One 9(11): e113874.

Madison G. (2014). Testing an evolutionary theory of human rhythm and groove: Tapping musicians’ implicit knowledge through Egon Brunswik’s lens model. The Brunswik Society Newsletter, 29, 31-36.

Sioros G, Miron M, Davies M, Gouyon F, and Madison G. (2014). Syncopation creates the sensation of groove in synthesized music examples. Frontiers in Psychology, 5,1036. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01036.

Wallert J and Madison G. (2014). Recovery after aerobic exercise is manipulated by tempo change in a rhythmic sound pattern, as indicated by autonomic reaction on heart functioning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 738. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00738

Madison G and Sioros G. (2014). What musicians do to induce the sensation of groove in simple and complex melodies, and how listeners perceive it. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 894. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00894.

Theorell T, Mosing MA, Lennartsson A-K, and Ullén F (2014). Musical activity and emotional competence – a twin study. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 774.

Madison G. (2014). Sensori-motor synchronisation variability decreases with the number of metrical levels in the stimulus signal. Acta Psychologica, 147, 10-16.

Mosing MA, Madison G, Pedersen NL, Kuja-Halkola R, and Ullén F (2014). Practice does not make perfect: No causal effect of music practice on music ability. Psychological Science 25(9): 1795-1803.

Pinho AL, de Manzano Ö, Fransson P, Eriksson H, and Ullén F (2014). Connecting to create – expertise in musical improvisation is associated with increased functional connectivity between premotor and prefrontal areas. Journal of Neuroscience 34(18): 6156-6163.

Ullén F, Mosing MA, Holm L, Eriksson H, and Madison G (2014). Psychometric properties and heritability of a new online test for musicality, the Swedish Musical Discrimination Test. Personality and Individual Differences 63: 87-93.


Madison G, Karampela O, Ullén F, and Holm L (2013). Effects of practice on variability in an isochronous serial interval production task: asymptotical levels of tapping variability after training are similar to those of musicians. Acta Psychologica 143: 119-128.

Vasionyte I and Madison G. (2013). Musical intervention for patients with dementia: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22, 1203-1216.

Holm L and Madison G. (2013). Whenever next: Hierarchical timing. Commentary on Clark. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(3), 37-38.

de Manzano Ö, Cervenka S, Jucaite A, Hellenäs O, Farde L, and Ullén F (2013). Individual differences in the proneness to have flow experiences are linked to dopamine D2-receptor availability in the striatum. NeuroImage 67: 1-6.

Magnusson PKE, Almqvist C, Rahman I, Ganna A, Viktorin A, Walum H, Halldner L, Lundström S, Ullén F, Långström N, Larsson H, Nyman A, Hellner Gumpert C, Råstam M, Anckarsäter H, Cnattingius S, Johannesson M, Ingelsson E, Klareskog L, de Faire U, Pedersen NL, and Lichtenstein P (2013). The Swedish Twin Registry – establishment of a biobank and other recent developments. Twin Research and Human Genetics 16(1): 317-329.

Holm L, Ullén F, and Madison G (2013). Motor and executive control in repetitive timing of brief intervals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 39(2): 365-380.


Mosing MA, Cesarini D, Johannesson M, Magnusson PKE, Pedersen NL, Nakamura J, Madison G, and Ullén F (2012). Genetic and environmental influences on the relationship between flow proneness, locus of control and behavioral inhibition. PLoS One 7(11): e47958.

de Manzano Ö and Ullén F (2012). Activation and connectivity patterns of the presupplementary and dorsal premotor areas during free improvisation of melodies and rhythms. NeuroImage 63: 272-280.

Mosing MA, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Nakamura J, Madison G, and Ullén F (2012). Heritability of proneness for psychological flow experiences. Personality and Individual Differences 53(5): 699-704.

Ullén F, Söderlund T, Kääriä L, and Madison G (2012). Bottom-up mechanisms are involved in the relation between accuracy in timing tasks and intelligence – further evidence using manipulations of state motivation. Intelligence 40: 100-106.

Ullén F, de Manzano Ö, Almeida R, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Nakamura J, Csikszentmihalyi M, and Madison G (2012). Proneness for psychological flow in everyday life: associations with personality and intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences 52(2): 167-172.

de Manzano Ö and Ullén F (2012). Goal-independent mechanisms for free response generation: creative and pseudo-random performance share neural substrates. NeuroImage 59(1): 772-780.

Wallace, A. & Madison, G. (2012). The timing accuracy of general purpose computers for experimentation and measurements in psychology and the life sciences. The Open Psychology Journal, 5, 44-53.