The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198525202
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 1,288,648
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Montreal

McGill University, Montreal

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Table of Contents

1. The origins of music Musical predisposition in infancy: an update, Sandra E. Trehub
2. The quest for universals in temporal processing in music, Carolyn Drake and Daisy Bertrand
3. Infant long term memory for music - CHECK TITLE, Jenny R. Saffran, Michael Loman, and Rachel Robertson
4. Music, cognition, culture, and evolution, Ian Cross
5. Is music an evolutionary adaptation?, David Huron
6. The musical mind The roots of musical variation in perceptual similarity and invariance, Stephen McAdams and Daniel Matzkin
7. Tonal cognition, Carol L. Krumhansl and Petri Toivainen
8. Learning and perceiving musical structures: further insights from artificial neural networks, Barbara Tillmann, Jamshed J. Barucha, and Emmanuel Bigand
9. Neurobiology of harmony perception, Mark Tramo
10. Intracerebral evoked potentials in pitch perception reveal a functional asymmetry of human auditory cortex, Catherine Liegeois-Chauvel, Kimberly Giraud, Jean-Michel Badier, Patrick Marquis, and Patrick Chauvel
11. The neural processing of complex sounds, Timothy D. Griffiths
12. Musical brain substrates Music and the neurologist: an historical perspective, John C.M. Brust
13. Brain specialization for music: new evidence from congenital amusia, Isabelle Peretz
14. Cerebral substrates for musical temporal processes, Severine Samson
15. Cerebral substrates of musical imagery, Andrea R. Halpern
16. Neural specializations for tonal processing, Robert J. Zatorre
17. Exploring the functional neuroanatomy of music performance, perception, and comprehension, Lawrence M. Parsons
18. Comparison between language and music, Mireille Besson and Daniele Schon
19. Musical sound processing: EEG and MEG evidence, Mari Tervaniemi
20. Frontal EEG responses as a function of affective musical features, Laurel Trainor
21. Cortical dynamics and the perception of tone sequence structure, Aniruddh D. Patel and Evan Balaban
22. How many music centres are in the brain, Eckart O. Altenmuller
23. Musical brain/brain plasticity Functional organization and plasticity of auditory cortex, Joseph P. Rauschecker
24. The brain of musicians, Gottfried Schlaug and Chi Chen
25. Representational cortex in musicians, C Pantev, A. Engelien, V. Candia, and T. Elbert
26. The brain that makes music and is changed by it, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
27. Relation of music to other cognitive domains The sounds of poetry viewed as music, Fred Lerdahl
28. Does exposure to music have beneficial side effects?, Glenn Shellenberg

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