Musical minds

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  • Authors:
  • Penelope A. Lewis


Music might be described as just a special form of noise, but evidence is accumulating to show that listening to it can lead to pronounced physiological and emotional responses. In a recent article, Trainor et al. have shown that specific aspects of musical structure are processed automatically in the human brain, raising the question of whether our response to music has specifically evolved or merely occurs as a side-effect of neural architecture.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002