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Musical training intensity yields opposite effects on grey matter density in cognitive versus sensorimotor networks
Using optimized voxel-based morphometry, we performed grey matter density analyses on 59 age-, sex- and intelligence-matched young adults with three distinct, progressive levels of musical trainingExpand
Early neuronal responses in right limbic structures mediate harmony incongruity processing in musical experts
We determined the temporal dynamics of neuronal activity in highly trained pianists and musical laymen in response to syntactic harmonic incongruities in expressive music, which were easily detected by the experts but not by the laymen. Expand
Degree of musical expertise modulates higher order brain functioning.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we show for the first time that levels of musical expertise stepwise modulate higher order brain functioning. This suggests that degree of trainingExpand
Neural transition from short‐ to long‐term memory and the medial temporal lobe: A human evoked‐potential study
Recent studies indicated that the human medial temporal lobe (MTL) may not only be important for long‐term memory consolidation but also for certain forms of short‐term memory. In this study, weExpand
Tracking Training-Related Plasticity by Combining fMRI and DTI: The Right Hemisphere Ventral Stream Mediates Musical Syntax Processing
As a functional homolog for left-hemispheric syntax processing in language, neuroimaging studies evidenced involvement of right prefrontal regions in musical syntax processing, of which underlyingExpand
Stability-dependent behavioural and electro-cortical reorganizations during intentional switching between bimanual tapping modes
This study investigated behavioural and electro-cortical reorganizations accompanying intentional switching between two distinct bimanual coordination tapping modes (In-phase and Anti-phase) thatExpand
Electrophysiological evidence for a specific neural correlate of musical violation expectation in primary-school children
The majority of studies on music processing in children used simple musical stimuli. Expand
Hippocampal volume predicts fluid intelligence in musically trained people
Recently, age‐related hippocampal (HP) volume loss could be associated with a decrease in general fluid intelligence (gF). In the present study we investigated whether and how extensive musicalExpand
Rhythm evokes action: Early processing of metric deviances in expressive music by experts and laymen revealed by ERP source imaging
To examine how musical expertise tunes the brain to subtle metric anomalies in an ecological musical context, we presented piano compositions ending on standard and deviant cadences (endings) toExpand
Music and Language Processing Share Behavioral and Cerebral Features
Both language and music consist of discrete elements organized in embedded hierarchical structures. Schon and Francois nicely expose in this review that musical expertise facilitates learning of bothExpand