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Author Patel, Aniruddh D.

Title Music, language, and the brain / Aniruddh D. Patel
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008


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Description xi, 513 pages : illustrations, music ; 25cm
Contents Sound elements: pitch and timbre -- Rhythm -- Melody -- Syntax -- Meaning -- Evolution
Summary "In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between music and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly as scholars from diverse disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore the extent to which different mental abilities are processed by separate brain mechanisms. Accordingly, the relevant data and theories have been spread across a range of disciplines
This volume provides the first synthesis, arguing that music and language share deep and critical connections and that comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these uniquely human abilities."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-485) and indexes
Subject Cognitive neuroscience.
Auditory perception -- Physiological aspects.
Cognitive neuroscience.
Language acquisition -- Physiological aspects.
Music and language.
Music -- Physiological aspects.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Schemas (Psychology)
Sociobiology -- Comparative method.
Brain -- physiology.
Music -- psychology.
Auditory Perception -- physiology.
Cognition -- physiology.
LC no. 2007014189
ISBN 0195123751 (hbk.)
9780195123753 (hbk.)
9780199755301 (paperback)