musicality

Timothy Skellett skellett at ling.uni-duesseldorf.de
Thu Jan 12 05:36:56 EST 1995


On 8 Jan 1995 21:20:27 -0800, 
Fiberman  <william at neuro.usc.edu> wrote:

>Does anyone know what part of the human brain is important for music
>learning and perception?  Are there cases where lesions affect people;s
>ability to perceive music?

Try the homologous areas (on the right side of the brain) to the Broca 
region and the Wernicke region.
Look up *amusia* (maybe *dysmusia* too, and also *aphonia* and *dysphonia*)
in MEDLINE. Gallons and gallons of literature there on the subject.
Also lot of literature on gross physical differences in the right temporal 
lobe between musicians, those with absolute pitch, and the ungifted (such 
as myself).
Tim
skellett at ling.uni-duesseldorf.de




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