Localization of pitch in the brain?

gg tarantism99 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 16 19:13:25 EST 2001


John,

Thank you so much.  These links are MOST appreciated.

Graham

"John H" <John at faraway.com.au> wrote in message news:<uvv47.92407$Rr4.290719 at ozemail.com.au>...
> Quickly, but I suggest you try Google search engine with string pitch music
> brain. Best of luck. The work has been done, you'll need to keep digging but
> the  links below the abstract should help you along.
> 
> John H.
> 
> Science 1995 Feb 3;267(5198):699-701 Related Articles, Books, OMIM, LinkOut
> 
> 
> Comment in:
> Science. 1995 Feb 3;267(5198):616
> Science. 1995 May 5;268(5211):621-2
> 
> In vivo evidence of structural brain asymmetry in musicians.
> 
> Schlaug G, Jancke L, Huang Y, Steinmetz H.
> 
> Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany.
> 
> Certain human talents, such as musical ability, have been associated with
> left-right differences in brain structure and function. In vivo magnetic
> resonance morphometry of the brain in musicians was used to measure the
> anatomical asymmetry of the planum temporale, a brain area containing
> auditory association cortex and previously shown to be a marker of
> structural and functional asymmetry. Musicians with perfect pitch revealed
> stronger leftward planum temporale asymmetry than nonmusicians or musicians
> without perfect pitch. The results indicate that outstanding musical ability
> is associated with increased leftward asymmetry of cortex subserving
> music-related functions.
> 
> PMID: 7839149 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
> 
> http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/03.22/04-music.html
> http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro99/web1/Sancar.html
> http://www.smh.com.au/icon/0104/28/news8.html
> http://www.academicpress.com/inscight/03161998/grapha.htm
> 
> gg <tarantism99 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eaec8154.0107151440.5d2fb5d0 at posting.google.com...
> > Kalman Rubinson <kr4 at nyu.edu> wrote in message
>  news:<1uj3lt0enbh0o7nljsdiegi1t2upgido3b at 4ax.com>...
> > > On 14 Jul 2001 17:38:13 -0700, tarantism99 at yahoo.com (gg) wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hello everyone,
> > > >
> > > >I am interested in any research pertaining to the localization of
> > > >pitch in the human brain.  Specifically, I am looking for any studies
> > > >relating localized neural activity to the perception of musical notes,
> > > >or even better, to imagined/internalized musical notes.  I understand
> > > >that Broca's and Brodmann's areas have been implicated in musical
> > > >perception,
> > >
> > > Broca's area is more likely related to the generation of speech than
> > > it is to pitch perception.  There is no Brodmann's area, per se, but
> > > the numbered Brodmann's areas are all the various regions of the
> > > cortex.
> > >
> >
> > I had read somewhere that Brodmann's areas 18 & 19 were related to
> > musical cognition, as they were responsible for higher level creative
> > processes.  I would also think that speech and musical perception
> > would be closely related, no?
> >
> > > >but I have been unable to find any good online resources.
> > > >Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> > >
> > > Try a basic Neuroscience textbook.
> > >
> > > Kal
> > > >
> >
> > Well, I'm really hoping to find something online, since I really don't
> > have the money for a text book...




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