The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

by Isabelle Peretz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198525206

ISBN-13: 9780198525202

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Music offers a unique opportunity to better understand the organization of the human brain. Like language, music exists in all human societies. Like language, music is a complex, rule-governed activity that seems specific to humans, and associated with a specific brain architecture. Yet unlike most other high-level functions of the human brain—and unlike

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Music offers a unique opportunity to better understand the organization of the human brain. Like language, music exists in all human societies. Like language, music is a complex, rule-governed activity that seems specific to humans, and associated with a specific brain architecture. Yet unlike most other high-level functions of the human brain—and unlike language—music is a skil at which only a minority of people become proficient. The study of music as a major brain function has for some time been relatively neglected. Just recently, however, we have witnessed an explosion in research activities on music perception and performance that correlates in the human brain. This volume brings together an outstanding collection of international authorities—from the fields of music, neuroscience, psychology, and neurology—to describe the amazing advances being made in understanding the complex relationship between music and the brain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198525202
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Musical predispositions in infancy: an update3
2The quest for universals in temporal processing in music21
3Mechanisms of musical memory in infancy32
4Music, cognition, culture, and evolution42
5Is music an evolutionary adaptation?57
6The roots of musical variation in perceptual similarity and invariance79
7Tonal cognition95
8Learning and perceiving musical structures: further insights from artificial neural networks109
9Neurobiology of harmony perception127
10Intracerebral evoked potentials in pitch perception reveal a functional asymmetry of human auditory cortex152
11The neural processing of complex sounds168
12Music and the neurologist: a historical perspective181
13Brain specialization for music: new evidence from congenital amusia192
14Cerebral substrates for musical temporal processes204
15Cerebral substrates of musical imagery217
16Neural specializations for tonal processing231
17Exploring the functional neuroanatomy of music performance, perception, and comprehension247
18Comparison between language and music269
19Musical sound processing: EEG and MEG evidence294
20Processing emotions induced by music310
21A new approach to the cognitive neuroscience of melody325
22How many music centres are in the brain?346
23Functional organization and plasticity of auditory cortex357
24The brain of musicians366
25Representational cortex in musicians382
26The brain that makes music and is changed by it396
27The sounds of poetry viewed as music413
28Does exposure to music have beneficial side effects?430

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