Shared neural mechanisms for processing emotions in music and vocalizations

@article{Proverbio2019SharedNM,
  title={Shared neural mechanisms for processing emotions in music and vocalizations},
  author={Alice Mado Proverbio and Francesco de Benedetto and Martina Guazzone},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2019},
  volume={51},
  pages={1987 - 2007}
}
The neural mechanisms involved in the processing of vocalizations and music were compared, in order to observe possible similarities in the encoding of their emotional content. Positive and negative emotional vocalizations (e.g. laughing, crying) and violin musical stimuli digitally extracted from them were used as stimuli. They shared the melodic profile and main pitch/frequency characteristics. Participants listened to vocalizations or music while detecting rare auditory targets (bird… 

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