The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Music by Isabelle Peretz
Book DescriptionMusic offers an 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 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 in research activities on music perception and performance and their correlates in the human brain. This volume brings together a collection of international authorities - from the fields of music, neuroscience, psychology and neurology - to describe the progress being made in understanding the complex relationship between music and the brain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198525196
(205mm x 107mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isabelle Peretz
Neurosciences and Music, Paperback (April 2012)
This volume stems from the conference "The Neurosciences and Music IV: Learning and Memory" held in Edinburgh, Scotland 9 12 June 2011. The volume focuses on four themes: infants and children; adult musicians and non-musicians; disabilities and aging-related issues; and therapy and rehabilitation.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Isabelle Peretz
This volume describes the advances being made in understanding 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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