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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music - Isabelle Peretz

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

By: Isabelle Peretz (Editor), Robert J. Zatorre (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2003
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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.

There are few things more exciting than an entirely new scientific field, a new attempt to understand another aspect of our human existence - now it's music's turn. Here is a collection of papers from leaders in the discipline, trying to tease apart exactly what goes on inside the brain when it experiences music. It is a bafflingly huge subject and the editors should be applauded for bringing so much expertise to a single tome... The book is a mixed bag, some chapters are far more accessible than others to the general neuroscientist - but this is a minor criticism. Each chapter of the book plays like a section of a small orchestra, contributing to the magnificent whole. The Lancet Neurology

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

ISBN: 9780198525196
ISBN-10: 0198525192
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 10.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.06