Implicit learning of tonality: a self-organizing approach.

  title={Implicit learning of tonality: a self-organizing approach.},
  author={Barbara Tillmann and Jamshed J. Bharucha and Emmanuel Bigand},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={107 4},
Tonal music is a highly structured system that is ubiquitous in our cultural environment. We demonstrate the acquisition of implicit knowledge of tonal structure through neural self-organization resulting from mere exposure to simultaneous and sequential combinations of tones. In the process of learning, a network with fundamental neural constraints comes to internalize the essential correlational structure of tonal music. After learning, the network was run through a range of experiments from… CONTINUE READING
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