Category Archives: fMRI

Daniel Levitin at the Library of Congress

In this short talk Daniel Levitin discusses the origins of music, parts of the brain that process music, and the relationship between music and movement. It’s an accessible and enjoyable introduction to Levitin’s book The World in Six Songs. See … Continue reading

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Functional and Dysfunctional Brain Circuits Underlying Emotional Processing of Music in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Authors:  Andrea Caria,  Paola Venuti and Simona de Falco Publication:  Cerebral Cortex Publication volume & date:  first published online April 28, 2011 Link: http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/04/28/cercor.bhr084 Abridged Abstract:  …Little is known about individuals with ASD’s ability to sense emotions conveyed by nonsocial … Continue reading

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A role for the right superior temporal sulcus in categorical perception of musical chords

Authors:  Mike E. Klein & Robert J. Zatorre Publication: Neuropsychologia Publication volume & date: Available online 12 January 2011 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.00 Abridged Abstract:  “Categorical perception (CP) is a mechanism whereby non-identical stimuli that have the same underlying meaning become invariantly … Continue reading

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Charles Limb: Your brain on improv

TedX expands the number of too many amazing talks which no one has enough time to watch. Nevertheless, this talk by Charles Limb is well worth watching. To quote the TedX page, “Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the … Continue reading

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fMRI investigation of cross-modal interactions in beat perception: Audition primes vision, but not vice versa

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 Link:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20858544 Abridged Abstract:  …Sensitivity to a ‘beat’ (such as that routinely perceived in music) differs substantially … Continue reading

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Involved brain areas in processing of Persian classical music: an fMRI study

Authors:  Farzaneh Pouladi, Mohammad Ali Oghabian, Javad Hatami, Ali Zadehmohammadi  Publication:  Procedia–Social and Behavioral Sciences Publication volume & date:  Volume 5  2010  DOI:  doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.247 Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B9853-512NGCS-7D/2/f589b09f60733aeecfdf3f51a6098eed Abridged Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the neurological process of … Continue reading

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