Authors: Jessica A. Grahn, Molly J. Henry, and J. Devin McAuley Publication: Neuroimage. Publication volume & date: online 2010 Sep 18 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.033
Abridged Abstract: …Sensitivity to a ‘beat’ (such as that routinely perceived in music) differs substantially between auditory and visual modalities. Here we examined beat sensitivity in each modality, and examined cross-modal influences, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to characterize brain activity during perception of auditory and visual rhythms.
Victoria Williamson has summarized the article on her blog.