Neural mechanisms underlying melodic perception and memory for pitch

  title={Neural mechanisms underlying melodic perception and memory for pitch},
  author={Robert J. Zatorre and Alan C. Evans and Ernst Meyer},
  booktitle={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
The neural correlates of music perception were studied by measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF) changes with positron emission tomography (PET). Twelve volunteers were scanned using the bolus water method under four separate conditions: (1) listening to a sequence of noise bursts, (2) listening to unfamiliar tonal melodies, (3) comparing the pitch of the first two notes of the same set of melodies, and (4) comparing the pitch of the first and last notes of the melodies. The latter two conditions… 

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