Musical syntax is processed in Broca's area: an MEG study

  title={Musical syntax is processed in Broca's area: an MEG study},
  author={Burkhard Maess and Stefan Koelsch and Thomas C. Gunter and Angela D. Friederici},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
The present experiment was designed to localize the neural substrates that process music-syntactic incongruities, using magnetoencephalography (MEG). Electrically, such processing has been proposed to be indicated by early right-anterior negativity (ERAN), which is elicited by harmonically inappropriate chords occurring within a major-minor tonal context. In the present experiment, such chords elicited an early effect, taken as the magnetic equivalent of the ERAN (termed mERAN). The source of… CONTINUE READING
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