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Perception of rhythmic grouping depends on auditory experience.
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The current work demonstrates that grouping can be strongly dependent on culture, and suggests that native language can exert an influence on general auditory perception at a basic level.
The Beat Alignment Test (BAT): Surveying beat processing abilities in the general population
The ability to perceive a musical beat (and move in synchrony with it) seems widespread, but we currently lack normative data on the distribution of this ability in musically untrained individuals.
The influence of metricality and modality on synchronization with a beat
TLDR
It is found that participants were generally unable to synchronize to metrical non-isochronous rhythms, or to rapid isochronously rhythms, which suggests that beat perception and synchronization have a special affinity with the auditory system.
The evolutionary neuroscience of musical beat perception: the Action Simulation for Auditory Prediction (ASAP) hypothesis
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It is argued that beat perception is a complex brain function involving temporally-precise communication between auditory regions and motor planning regions of the cortex (even in the absence of overt movement), and it is proposed that simulation of periodic movement inMotor planning regions provides a neural signal that helps the auditory system predict the timing of upcoming beats.
Top‐Down Control of Rhythm Perception Modulates Early Auditory Responses
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An experiment established that the beta increase closely resembles that due to physical accents, and thus may represent the genesis of a subjective accent, and suggest a unique role for the beta band in linking of endogenous and exogenous processing.
Comparing the rhythm and melody of speech and music: the case of British English and French.
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This study applies quantitative methods to the speech and music of England and France to reveal that music reflects patterns of durational contrast between successive vowels in spoken sentences, as well as patterns of pitch interval variability in speech.
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