Music & Brain

Music and the brain:
Multisensory integration in
music production and perception
HST 722 Student Topic Proposal
October 1, 2007
Miriam Makhlouf
Music and the brain
Music and therapy
Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT)
Aphasia, dyslexia, LLI, autism,
Music and development
Beneficial effects of music
Language and reading skills
Effects are inborn or result of training?
Multisensory integration in music
Audio-motor integration
Auditory and motor systems in musicians
Audio-motor coordination
Schneider 2002
Baumann 2007
Human mirror neurons in audio-motor
Lahav 2007
Discussion papers
Baumann S, Koeneke S, Schmidt CF, Meyer M, Lutz K,
Jancke L., “A network for audio-motor coordination in
skilled pianists and non-musicians”, Brain Res. 2007
Aug 3;1161:65-78. Epub 2007 Jun 4.
Lahav A, Saltzman E, Schlaug G., “Action
representation of sound: audiomotor recognition
network while listening to newly acquired actions”, J
Neurosci. 2007 Jan 10;27(2):308-14.
Schneider P, Scherg M, Dosch HG, Specht HJ,
Gutschalk A, Rupp A. “Morphology of Heschl's gyrus
reflects enhanced activation in the auditory cortex of
musicians”, Nat Neurosci. 2002 Jul;5(7):688-94.
Background papers
Norton A, Winner E, Cronin K, Overy K, Lee DJ, Schlaug G., “Are
there pre-existing neural, cognitive, or motoric markers for
musical ability?” Brain Cogn. 2005 Nov;59(2):124-34. Epub
2005 Jul 28.
Pizzamiglio L, Aprile T, Spitoni G, Pitzalis S, Bates E, D'Amico S,
Di Russo F., “Separate neural systems for processing action- or
non-action-related sounds”, Neuroimage. 2005 Feb 1;24(3):85261. Epub 2004 Nov 24.
Shahin AJ, Roberts LE, Trainor LJ., “Enhancement of auditory
cortical development by musical experience in children”,
Neuroreport. 2004 Aug 26;15(12):1917-21.
Zatorre RJ., “Music and the brain”, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003
Further reading
Bayley, R.,
Boso M, Emanuele E, Minazzi V, Abbamonte M, Politi P., “Effect of long-term interactive
music therapy on behavior profile and musical skills in young adults with severe autism”, J
Altern Complement Med. 2007 Sep;13(7):709-12.
Fudin R, Lembessis E., “The Mozart effect: questions about the seminal findings of
Rauscher, Shaw, and colleagues”, Percept Mot Skills. 2004 Apr;98(2):389-405.
Gaab N, Gabrieli JD, Deutsch GK, Tallal P, Temple E. “Neural correlates of rapid auditory
processing are disrupted in children with developmental dyslexia and ameliorated with
training: An fMRI study”, Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2007;25(3-4):295-310.
Hutchinson S, Lee LH, Gaab N, Schlaug G., “Cerebellar volume of musicians”, Cereb Cortex.
2003 Sep;13(9):943-9.
Lavelle, P., “Music improves language and memory”, ABC Science Online, July 2003
Rauscher FH, Shaw GL, Ky KN., “Music and spatial task performance”,
Nature. 1993 Oct 14;365(6447):611.
Shahin AJ, Roberts LE, Pantev C, Aziz M, Picton TW., “Enhanced anterior-temporal
processing for complex tones in musicians”, Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Jan;118(1):209-20.
Epub 2006 Nov 13.
Tallal P, Gaab N., “Dynamic auditory processing, musical experience and language
development”, Trends Neurosci. 2006 Jul;29(7):382-90.
Ulrich G, Houtmans T, Gold C., “The additional therapeutic effect of group music therapy for
schizophrenic patients: a randomized study”, Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007 Nov;116(5):36270.
van Atteveldt NM, Formisano E, Blomert L, Goebel R., “The effect of temporal asynchrony
on the multisensory integration of letters and speech sounds”, Cereb Cortex. 2007
Apr;17(4):962-74. Epub 2006 Jun 2.