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  • November 27, 2011
  • 08:11 PM

Music (sort of) and the Brain: On Fingernails and Chalkboards

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

If you're anything like me, the mere act of reading the words "fingernails" and "chalkboard" in the same sentence makes you cringe.... Read more »

Halpern DL, Blake R, & Hillenbrand J. (1986) Psychoacoustics of a chilling sound. Perception , 39(2), 77-80. PMID: 3725541  

Trevor J. Cox. (2008) Scraping sounds and disgusting noises. Applied Acoustics, 69(12), 1195-1204. DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2007.11.004  

Christoph Reuter, & Michael Oehler. (2011) Psychoacoustics of chalkboard squeaking. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2545-2545. info:/

  • May 6, 2011
  • 08:30 PM

Music and the Brain: Music Processing ≠ Speech Processing

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

Two recent studies have begun to nudge the science of music cognition away from a predominant understanding.... Read more »

Corianne Rogalsky, Feng Rong, Kourosh Saberi, & Gregory Hickok. (2011) Functional Anatomy of Language and Music Perception: Temporal and Structural Factors Investigated Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Journal Of Neuroscience. info:/10.1523/‚ÄčJNEUROSCI.4515-10.2011

Diana Deutsch, Trevor Henthorn, & Rachael Lapidis. (2011) Illusory Transformation From Speech To Song. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(4), 2245-2252. info:/

  • January 29, 2011
  • 09:00 PM

NOW That's What I Call Research, Volume 348: Perception of Musical Expression

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

New, laudable research tries to answer, "To what extent do variations in timing and amplitude affect the perception of a performance?" I analyze it for you.... Read more »

Bhatara A, Tirovolas AK, Duan LM, Levy B, & Levitin DJ. (2011) Perception of emotional expression in musical performance. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance. PMID: 21261418  

  • January 24, 2011
  • 09:04 PM

Music and the Brain: A Curious Theory

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

A moderately unforgiving critique of an interesting theory of music cognition. Are musical preferences based on the brain's enjoyment of auditory compressibility?... Read more »

Nicholas J Hudson. (2011) Musical beauty and information compression: Complex to the ear but simple to the mind?. BioMed Central. info:/10.1186/1756-0500-4-9

  • January 23, 2011
  • 09:30 PM

Music and the Brain: Dopamine

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

An overview and analysis of the recent work linking dopamine to emotional arousal caused by listening to music.... Read more »

  • January 21, 2011
  • 03:31 PM

Music and the Brain: Emotion

by Luc Duval in The Pedagogic Verses

As a preface to a post about 2011 research by many of the same scientists, this post discusses previous work on music and the emotion that led to the recently published dopamine study.... Read more »

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