Brain Indices of Music Processing: Nonmusicians are Musical

  title={Brain Indices of Music Processing: Nonmusicians are Musical},
  author={Stefan Koelsch and Th. C. Gunter and Angela D. Friederici and Erich Schrger},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Only little systematic research has examined event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by the cognitive processing of music. The present study investigated how music processing is influenced by a preceding musical context, affected by the task relevance of unexpected chords, and influenced by the degree and the probability of violation. Four experiments were conducted in which nonmusicians listened to chord sequences, which infrequently contained a chord violating the sound expectancy of… CONTINUE READING
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