The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Paperback | August 29, 2003

EditorIsabelle Peretz, Robert J. Zatorre

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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. Yetunlike most other high-level functions of the human brain - and unlike language - music is a skill 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 inresearch activities on music perception and performance and their 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 inunderstanding the complex relationship between music and the brain. Aimed at psychologists and neuroscientists, this is a book that will lay the foundations for a 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. Yetunlike most other high-level functions of the hum...

Isabelle Peretz is in the Department of Psychology, University of Montreal. Robert Zatorre is at the Auditory Processing Laboratory, Montreal Neurological Institute.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.98 inPublished:August 29, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198525206

ISBN - 13:9780198525202

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PrefacePart I: The origins of music1. Sandra E. Trehub: Musical predisposition in infancy: an update2. Carolyn Drake and Daisy Bertrand: The quest for universals in temporal processing in music3. Jenny R. Saffran, Michael Loman, and Rachel Robertson: Mechanisms of musical memory in infancy4. Ian Cross: Music, cognition, culture, and evolution5. David Huron: Is music an evolutionary adaptation?Part II: The musical mind6. Stephen McAdams and Daniel Matzkin: The roots of musical variation in perceptual similarity and invariance7. Carol L. Krumhansl and Petri Toivainen: Tonal cognition8. Barbara Tillmann, Jamshed J. Barucha, and Emmanuel Bigand: Learning and perceiving musical structures: further insights from artificial neural networksPart III: The neurons of music9. Mark Tramo: Neurobiology of harmony perception10. Catherine Liegeois-Chauvel, Kimberly Giraud, Jean-Michel Badier, Patrick Marquis, and Patrick Chauvel: Intracerebral evoked potentials in pitch perception reveal a functional asymmetry of human auditory cortex11. Timothy D. Griffiths: The neural processing of complex soundsPart IV: Musical brain substrates12. John C.M. Brust: Music and the neurologist: an historical perspective13. Isabelle Peretz: Brain specialization for music: new evidence from congenital amusia14. Severine Samson: Cerebral substrates for musical temporal processes15. Andrea R. Halpern: Cerebral substrates of musical imagery16. Robert J. Zatorre: Neural specializations for tonal processing17. Lawrence M. Parsons: Exploring the functional neuroanatomy of music performance, perception, and comprehension18. Mireille Besson and Daniele Schon: Comparison between language and music19. Mari Tervaniemi: Musical sound processing: EEG and MEG evidence20. Laurel Trainor: Frontal EEG responses as a function of affective musical features21. Aniruddh D. Patel and Evan Balaban: Cortical dynamics and the perception of tone sequence structure22. Eckart O. Altenmuller: How many music centres are in the brainPart V: Musical brain/brain plasticity23. Joseph P. Rauschecker: Functional organization and plasticity of auditory cortex24. Gottfried Schlaug and Chi Chen: The brain of musicians25. C Pantev, A. Engelien, V. Candia, and T. Elbert: Representational cortex in musicians26. Alvaro Pascual-Leone: The brain that makes music and is changed by itPart VI: Relation of music to other cognitive domains27. Fred Lerdahl: The sounds of poetry viewed as music28. Glenn Shellenberg: Does exposure to music have beneficial side effects?