The structural components of music perception. A functional anatomical study.

  title={The structural components of music perception. A functional anatomical study.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Platel and Cathy J. Price and J. C. Baron and Richard J. S. Wise and Jany Lambert and Richard S. Frackowiak and Bernard Lechevalier and Francis Eustache},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={120 ( Pt 2)},
This work explores the cerebral structures involved in the appreciation of music. We studied six young healthy subjects (right handed, French, without musical talent), using a high resolution PET device (CTI 953B) and 15O-labelled water. In three tasks, we studied the effects of selective attention to pitch, timbre and rhythm; a final task studied semantic familiarity with tunes (considered as divided attention for pitch and rhythm). These four tasks were performed on the same material (a tape… 

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