Moving to the Beat and Singing are Linked in Humans

Abstract

The abilities to sing and to move to the beat of a rhythmic auditory stimulus emerge early during development, and both engage perceptual, motor, and sensorimotor processes. These similarities between singing and synchronization to a beat may be rooted in biology. Patel (2008) has suggested that motor synchronization to auditory rhythms may have emerged… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00663

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