Amee’s recent publications (last 5 years)

Accepted book contracts

Baird A, Tamplin J, Garrido S (Editors). Music and Dementia: From Cognition to Therapy, Oxford University Press, due for publication in 2019.

Baird A. Sex on the Brain, NewSouth Publishing, Due for publication in 2019.


Book chapters

Baird, A. & Samson, S. (2015). Music and dementia. In E. Altenmüller, F. Boller & S. Finger (Ed.), Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: History and Modern Perspectives. Progress in Brain Research Series London, UK: Elsevier.

Baird, A. (2014). Dementia. In W.F. Thompson (Ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 327-330). New York, USA: Sage Publications, Inc.


Refereed journal articles

Baird A & Thompson W. (2018). When music replaces language: A case study of severe aphasia in dementia and the use of music by a spousal caregiver. Aphasiology: Special Issue on Music and Aphasia, published online 10th May 2018

Baird A & Robinson G. (2018). Novel cognitive insights from a patient with bithalamic damage. Neurocase, 24(1), 76-81.

Baird A & Thompson W. (2018). The impact of music on the self in dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 61(3), 827-841.

Baird A, Abell R, Thompson W, Bullott N, Haertsch M & Chalmers K. (2018). Group singing enhances positive affect in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Music & Medicine, 10(1), 13-17.

Baird A, Umbach H. & Thompson W. A non-musician with severe Alzheimer’s Dementia learns a new song. (2017). Neurocase, 23, 36-40.

Abell, R., Baird A & Chalmers K. (2017). Group singing and Health related Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease. Health Psychology, 36, 55-64.

Baird A, Samson S, Miller L & Chalmers K (2017). Does music training facilitate the mnemonic effect of song? An exploration of musicians and non-musicians with and without Alzheimer’s Dementia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 39, 9-21.

Baird A. (2014). Invited commentary on Gurr & Foxhall ‘Rebuilding identity after brain injury: Standard cognitive and music evoked autobiographical memory training’. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21(6): 296.

Baird A, Walker D, Biggs V & Robinson G. (2014). Selective preservation of the beat in apperceptive music agnosia: a case study. Cortex, 22;53C:27-33

Baird A & Samson S. (2014). Music evoked autobiographical memory after severe acquired brain injury: Preliminary findings from a case series. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 24(1):125-43.


Media attention

This New Years’ Day, I Learned About Transient Global Amnesia in a Very Personal Way. Science Alert, Mike McRae | Voice. 12 January 2019
Prescription drug deaths, Trump and North Korea, and music and memory. Triple J radio, Hack. 12 April 2017.
The power of song in preserving memory. ABC Radio. 20 March 2017.
The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages. The Conversation. 17 March 2017. (Baird, A., Thompson, W.)
Catalyst — ABC — Music On The Brain 08/03/2016
All in the Mind ABC radio interview for program on Music and Memory
Why Do the Songs from Your Past Evoke Such Vivid Memories?  Psychology Today 11/12/2013
Listening to pop music could help people with severe brain injuries recall memories. Daily Mail 11/12/2013
Music brings memories back to the injured brain.  Science Daily 10/12/2013
Songs may hold key for injured brains.  The Age 19/05/2012


Dr Baird said singing did not just trigger memories, but people with memory problems could also learn new songs.

Interview with Dr Amee Baird on 4ZZZ in Brisbane — No Idea Podcast


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Links of interest

Alzheimer’s Australia
Brain Injury Association of NSW
Arts Health Institute
ASSBI – Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Australian Music and Psychology Society
All in the Mind – Music of Memory – ABC radio, Nov 2015
All in the Mind – Playing for Time – ABC radio, Mar 2016