Neural correlates of tonality in music

Durrant , S. and Hardoon, D. R. and Miranda, E. R. and Shawe-Taylor, J. and Brechmann, A. and Scheich, H. (2007) Neural correlates of tonality in music. In: Twenty-First Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 3rd - 5th December 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

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The paper presents fMRI results from experiments of subjects listening to musical stimuli. In this study we examine the neural correlates of tonality by presenting a set of stimuli with key changes of different distances along the circle-of-fifths, along with atonal control stimuli. Results are presented using both conventional statistical analysis across subjects, together with experiments using support vector machines. We find that a number of areas are significantly more active for tonal than
atonal processing, and further that the response is significantly stronger in some of these areas for more distant key changes.

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Additional Information:The paper presents fMRI results from experiments of subjects listening to musical stimuli. In this study we examine the neural correlates of tonality by presenting a set of stimuli with key changes of different distances along the circle-of-fifths, along with atonal control stimuli. Results are presented using both conventional statistical analysis across subjects, together with experiments using support vector machines. We find that a number of areas are significantly more active for tonal than atonal processing, and further that the response is significantly stronger in some of these areas for more distant key changes.
Keywords:neural correlates, tonality, musical stimuli, music
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4729
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:12 Oct 2011 19:30
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:02

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