Localization of pitch in the brain?

John H John at faraway.com.au
Mon Jul 16 01:04:45 EST 2001

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.

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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]


gg <tarantism99 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Kalman Rubinson <kr4 at nyu.edu> wrote in message
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> > 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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