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Musical Expertise and Brain Structure: The Causes and Consequences of Training  

Virginia B. Penhune

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Jan 2019
Brain imaging studies have demonstrated that music training can change brain structure, predominantly in the auditor-motor network that underlies music performance. The chapter argues that ... More

Neural Basis of Music Perception: Melody, Harmony, and Timbre  

Stefan Koelsch

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Jan 2019
During listening, acoustic features of sounds are extracted in the auditory system (in the auditory brainstem, thalamus, and auditory cortex). To establish auditory percepts of melodies ... More

The Neuroscientific Study of Music: A Burgeoning Discipline  

Donald A. Hodges and Michael H. Thaut

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Dec 2018
Numerous pioneers laid the groundwork for current neuromusical research. Beginning with Franz Joseph Gall in the eighteenth century, and continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August ... More

New Horizons for Brain Research in Music  

Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges

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Dec 2018
This final chapter of The Oxford Handbook of Music and Neuroscience tries to appraise potential new horizons for future brain-based research in music, including new trajectories in the ... More

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