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To date, no consensus exists in the literature as to theories of consonance and dissonance. Experimental data collected over the last century have raised questions about the dominant theories that are based on frequency relationships between the harmonics of music chords. This study provides experimental evidence that strongly challenges these theories and(More)
The model presents neurobiologically plausible accounts of sound recognition (including absolute pitch), neural plasticity involved in pitch, loudness and location information integration, and streaming and auditory recall. It is proposed that a cortical mechanism for sound identification modulates the spectrotemporal response fields of inferior colliculus(More)
This paper describes a neurocognitive model of pitch segregation in which it is proposed that recognition mechanisms initiate early in auditory processing pathways so that long-term memory templates may be employed to segregate and integrate auditory features. In this model neural representations of pitch height are primed by the location and pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND Subitizing involves recognition mechanisms that allow effortless enumeration of up to four visual objects, however despite ample resolution experimental data suggest that only one pitch can be reliably enumerated. This may be due to the grouping of tones according to harmonic relationships by recognition mechanisms prior to fine pitch processing.(More)
A synchronization model of pitch processing was extended to include lateral inhibition mechanisms that have been observed in the mammalian mid brain, and information integration mechanisms consistent with observed changes to response fields of mammalian auditory cortex neurons. Model parameters for the inhibition mechanisms were adapted to fit model outputs(More)
This paper presents a method for hand gesture classification using a view-based approach for representation and artificial neural network for classification. This approach uses a cumulative image difference technique in which time between the sequences of images is implicitly captured in the representation of action. This results in the construction of(More)
Although musical skills clearly improve with training, pitch processing has generally been believed to be biologically determined by the behavior of brain stem neural mechanisms. Two main classes of pitch models have emerged over the last 50 years. Harmonic template models have been used to explain cross-channel integration of frequency information, and(More)
Music notations use both symbolic and spatial representation systems. Novice musicians do not have the training to associate symbolic information with musical identities, such as chords or rhythmic and melodic patterns. They provide an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underpinning multimodal learning when spatial encoding strategies of feature(More)