Musical Brain

I. M. Grant*, B. R. Matthews

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Music is a historical and cross-cultural phenomenon that has been increasingly investigated with advancing neuroscientific techniques to reveal widely distributed neural networks enabling the processing, production, and experience of multiple musical variables. Musical deficits (e.g., congenital amusia) and musical exceptions (e.g., absolute pitch) as well as individuals with musical training provide insights into complicated experiential and genetic factors contributing to the role of music in neurobehavioral processes such as learning, memory, and emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Amusia
  • Creativity
  • Dissonance
  • Emotion
  • Melody
  • Memory
  • Meter
  • Music
  • Musician
  • Pitch
  • Rhythm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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