Brain research reveals automatic musical memory functions in children

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Abstract

Even though music has special meanings and values compared to other sounds, it is nonetheless processed in the brain via partly the same neural networks that are built to process all kinds of sounds. The development of these brain areas depends on the input: on the sounds that a child is exposed to and chooses to attend to. We present two brain research paradigms that can be used to assess the specialization of the brain for musical sounds, and show promising results with these paradigms in a group of young children who have music as their hobby.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1169
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
ISSN0077-8923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology

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Brain research reveals automatic musical memory functions in children. / Huotilainen, Minna; Putkinen, Vesa ; Tervaniemi, Mari.

In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1169, 2009, p. 178-181.

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