Getting the beat: Entrainment of brain activity by musical rhythm and pleasantness

  title={Getting the beat: Entrainment of brain activity by musical rhythm and pleasantness},
  author={Wiebke Trost and Sascha Fr{\"u}hholz and Daniele Sch{\"o}n and Carolina Labb{\'e} and Swann Pichon and Didier Grandjean and Patrik Vuilleumier},

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