Cognitive Neuroscience of Music


cognitive neuroscience of music

brain-based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music
music listening
performing
composing
reading
writing
ancillary activities



Neurological Bases
* Pitch
* Melody Processing in the Secondary Auditory Cortex
* Role of Right Auditory Cortex in Fine Pitch Resolution
* Rhythm
* Tonality

Music and Language

Musician vs. Non-musician processing
* Differences
* Similarities

Gender Differences

Handedness Differences

Musical Imagery

Absolute Pitch

Emotion

Memory
* Neuropsychology of Musical Memory
* Neural correlates of Musical Memory
* Therapeutic effects of music on memory

Development

Impairment
* Focal Hand Dystonia
* Music Agnosia
* Congenital Amusia
* Amygdala damage
* Selective Deficit in Music Reading
* Auditory Arrhythmia


MORE INFO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_neuroscience_of_music