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The Oxford handbook of music and the brain / edited by Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges.

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Music and the brain


"The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers 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, the research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain is a groundbreaking compendium of current research on music in the human brain. It brings together an international roster of 54 authors from 13 countries providing an essential guide to this rapidly growing field. The major themes include 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. Each chapter offers a thorough review of the current status of research literature as well as an examination of limitations of knowledge and suggestions for future advancement and research efforts. The book is valuable for a broad readership including neuroscientists, musicians, clinicians, researchers and scholars from related fields but also readers with a general interest in the topic."--


Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.

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xi, 835 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.


First edition.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


1. The neuroscientific study of music: a burgeoning discipline / Donald A Hodges and Michael H. Thaut -- 2. Music through the lens of cultural neuroscience / Donald A Hodges -- 3. Cultural distance: a computational approach to exploring cultural influences on music cognition / Steven J. Morrison, Steven M. Demorest, and Marcus T. Pearce -- 4. When extravagance impresses: recasting esthetics in evolutionary terms / Bjorn Merker -- 5. Cerebral organization of music processing / Thenille Braun Janzen and Michael H. Thaut -- 6. Network neuroscience: an introduction to graph theory network-based techniques for music and brain imaging research / Robin W. Wilkins -- 7. Acoustic structure and musical function: musical notes informing auditory research / Michael Schutz -- 8. Neural basis of rhythm perception / Christina M. Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, J. Eric T. Taylor, and Jessica A. Grahn -- 9. Neural basis of music perception: melody, harmony, and timbre / Stefan Koelsch -- 10. Multisensory processing in music / Frank Russo - 11. Music and memory / Lutz Jäncke -- 12. Music and attention, executive function, and creativity / Psyche Loui and Rachel E. Guetta -- 13. Neural correlates of music and emotion / Patrik N. Juslin and Laura S. Sakka -- 14. Neurochemical responses to music / Yuko Koshimori -- 15. The neuroaesthetics of music: a research agenda coming of age / Elvira Brattico -- 16. Music and language / Daniele Schön and Benjamin Morillon -- 17. Musical expertise and brain structure: the causes and consequences of training / Virginia B. Penhune -- 18. Genomics approaches for studying musicial aptitude and related traits / Irma Järvelä -- 19. Brain research in music performance / Eckart Altenmüller, Shinichi Furuya, Daniel S. Scholz, and Christos I. Ioannou -- 20. Brian research in music improvisation / Michael G. Erkkinen and Aaron L. Berkowitz -- 21. Neural mechanisms of musical imagery / Timothy L. Hubbard -- 22. Neuroplasticity in music learning / Vesa Putkinen and Mari Tervaniemi -- 23. The role of musical development in early language acquisition / Anthony Brandt, Molly Gebrian, and L. Robert Slevc -- 24. Rhythm, meter, and timing: the heartbeat of musical development / Laurel J. Trainor and Susan Marsh-Rollo -- 25. Music and the aging brain / Laura Ferreri, Aline Moussard, Emmanuel Bigand, and Barbara Tillmann -- 26. Music training and cognitive abilities: associations, causes, and consequences / Swathi Swaminathan and E. Glenn Schellenberg -- 27. The neuroscience of children on the autism spectrum with exceptional musical abilities / Adam Ockelford -- 28. Neurologic music therapy in sensorimotor rehabilitation / Corene Thaut and Klaus Martin Stephan -- 29. Neurologic music therapy for speech and language rehabilitation / Yune S. Lee, Corene Thaut, and Charlene Santoni -- 30. Neurologic music therapy targeting cognitive and affective functions / Shantala Hegde -- 31. Musical disorders / Isabelle Royal, Sébastien Paquette, and Pauline Tranchant -- 32. When blue turns to gray: the enigma of musician's dystonia / David Peterson and Eckart Altenmüller -- 33. New horizons for brain research in music / Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges.



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