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The Neurosciences and Music II

Edited by Edited by Giuliano Avanzini (Department of Neurophysiology, National Neurologic Institute, "Carlo Besta," Milan, Italy), Luisa Lopez(Child Neurology Unit, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Center for Developmental Disabilities "Egenio Litta," Rome, Italy), and Stefan Koelsch (Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
The Neurosciences and Music II

Published: March 2006

Volume 1060

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The intricate relationships between music and human neurological makeup, as well as the ways in which music can influence neurological development, are explored in this volume, which is a continuation and expansion of two symposia that have preceded it, both of which have been published as Annals volumes. Researchers in the fields of neurophysiology, neuroimaging, mind-brain studies, and psychology present findings on the evaluation of neurological disorders and music, the relationship of music to development and language, and musical perception. The use and impact of music therapy is discussed in a roundtable format. Do animals have music? How is music similar to language? How is music represented mentally? This volume addresses these questions and others surrounding this exciting and growing field—a field that generates interest far beyond the boundaries of the neuroscientific world, encompassing education, performance, and the appreciation of music by all peoples.