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- The Neuroscientific Study of Music: A Burgeoning Discipline
- Music through the Lens of Cultural Neuroscience
- Cultural Distance: A Computational Approach to Exploring Cultural Influences on Music Cognition
- When Extravagance Impresses: Recasting Esthetics in Evolutionary Terms
- Cerebral Organization of Music Processing
- Network Neuroscience: An Introduction to Graph Theory Network-Based Techniques for Music and Brain Imaging Research
- Acoustic Structure and Musical Function: Musical Notes Informing Auditory Research
- Neural Basis of Rhythm Perception
- Neural Basis of Music Perception: Melody, Harmony, and Timbre
- Multisensory Processing in Music
- Music and Memory
- Music and Attention, Executive Function, and Creativity
- Neural Correlates of Music and Emotion
- Neurochemical Responses to Music
- The Neuroaesthetics of Music: A Research Agenda Coming of Age
- Music and Language
- Musical Expertise and Brain Structure: The Causes and Consequences of Training
- Genomics Approaches for Studying Musical Aptitude and Related Traits
- Brain Research in Music Performance
- Brain Research in Music Improvisation
- Neural Mechanisms of Musical Imagery
- Neuroplasticity in Music Learning
- The Role of Musical Development in Early Language Acquisition
- Rhythm, Meter, and Timing: The Heartbeat of Musical Development
- Music and the Aging Brain
- Music Training and Cognitive Abilities: Associations, Causes, and Consequences
- The Neuroscience of Children on the Autism Spectrum with Exceptional Musical Abilities
- Neurologic Music Therapy in Sensorimotor Rehabilitation
- Neurologic Music Therapy for Speech and Language Rehabilitation
- Neurologic Music Therapy Targeting Cognitive and Affective Functions
- Musical Disorders
- When Blue Turns to Gray: The Enigma of Musician’s Dystonia
- New Horizons for Brain Research in Music
Abstract and Keywords
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 Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others, these early forerunners were interested in localizing musicality in the brain and learning more about how music is processed in both healthy individuals and those with dysfunctions of various kinds. Since then, research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The current volume features the work of fifty-four authors who have contributed over 350,000 words in thirty-three chapters. These chapters are organized into sections on music, the brain, and cultural contexts; music processing in the human brain; neural responses to music; musicianship and brain function; developmental issues in music and the brain; music, the brain, and health; and the future.
Donald A. Hodges served as Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Research Institute (2003-2013) and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hodges is the author of A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy (2017), co-author of Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology (2011), contributing editor of the Handbook of Music Psychology and the accompanying Multimedia Companion (1980, 1996), co-editor of Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain (2019), co-editor of Routledge International Handbook on Music Psychology in Education and the Community across the Lifecourse (forthcoming), and author of numerous papers in music psychology and music education. Recent research efforts have included a series of brain imaging studies of pianists, conductors, and singers using PET and fMRI.
Michael H. Thaut serves as Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory and holds professorships in music, neuroscience, and rehabilitation science at the University of Toronto Canada. He was awarded a TIER I CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in 2017. He is the author of over 200 research publications and author/editor of 7 books. He is President of the Society for Clinical Neuromusicology, Vice President of the International Society for Music and Medicine, and serves on the Management Committee of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation. His internationally recognized pioneering research has advanced the basic and clinical neuroscience of music which also has become the scientific foundation for the development of Neurologic Music Therapy as a new treatment model in brain rehabilitation.
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