Sense of Rhythm

Kevin Spencer kspencer at
Thu Jan 30 18:17:56 EST 1997

Fred Bulger <fred at> writes:

>   What could cause someone to lose their sense of rhythm??  A pretty 
>broad question I know, but I'm interested in what the different responses 
>might be.  Also, if there are any medical/neurological books which deal 
>with the human sense of rhythm; please let me know!

I would guess that lesions of the left auditory cortex would lead to
deficits in perceiving rhythm, since right lesions affect tone perception
and the left hemisphere is dominant for sequencing of actions.  I believe
I heard of some evidence for this in a neuropsych class.  As always, a
literature search is recommended...


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