Dissociation between melodic and rhythmic processing during piano performance from musical scores

@article{Bengtsson2006DissociationBM,
  title={Dissociation between melodic and rhythmic processing during piano performance from musical scores},
  author={Sara L. Bengtsson and Fredrik Ull{\'e}n},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={272-284}
}
When performing or perceiving music, we experience the melodic (spatial) and rhythmic aspects as a unified whole. Moreover, the motor program theory stipulates that the relative timing and the serial order of the movement are invariant features of a motor program. Still, clinical and psychophysical observations suggest independent processing of these two aspects, in both production and perception. Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to dissociate between brain areas processing… CONTINUE READING

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