Complexity Digest 2008.24 - 02
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Science & Music: Talk Of The Tone, Nature
Excerpts: Music engages much of the brain, and coordinates a wide range of processing mechanisms. This naturally invites consideration of how music cognition might relate to other complex cognitive abilities. Language is an obvious candidate, as, like music, it relies on interpreting complex acoustic sequences that unfold in time.
Whether music and language cognition share basic ways of making sense of sound has only recently begun to be studied empirically.
- Source: Science & Music: Talk Of The Tone
[ http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v453/n7196/full/453726a.html ], Aniruddh D. Patel, DOI: 10.1038/453726a, Nature 453, 726-727, 08/06/05