The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music ***

scientific study of brain-based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music

musical aesthetics & musical emotion.
-which sounds, chords, combinations, progressions, etc. significantly stimulates cognitive movement and triggers emotional feelings?

cognitive neuroscientists of music might also be trained in:
cognitive neuroscience
music theory
computer science
+other allied fields

Cognitive neuroscience of music is distinguished from related fields such as music psychology, music cognition and cognitive musicology in its reliance on direct observations of the brain, using such techniques as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), and positron emission tomography (PET).