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List of References: Neurophysiology and music
after my request a lot of people gave me hints towards some
literature regarding the connections between neurophysiology and
Out of the answers I compiled a little list, in which duplicate
references (the Clynes book was mentioned 5 times) or those that
where explicitely concerned with more specific _psychoacoustical_
problems are omitted.
Thanks a lot to all contributors:
Argiris Kranidiotis, Steven M. Boker, Richard Lyon, Elizabeth Marvin,
James Beauchamp, Piet G. Vos, Martin McKinney, Jont B. Allen,
Kathy Barsz, Adrian Houtsma
J. R. Pierce, The Science of Musical Sound (Freenam, New York, 1983).
J. G. Roederer, Introduction to the Physics and Psychophysics of Music
(Springer-Verlag, New York, 1975,1979).
Name: "An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing"
Author: James O. Pickles,Dept. of Physiology,Uni. Birmingham,England.
Publisher: Academic Press,1982.
ISBN 0-12-554750-1 (hardback)
ISBN 0-12-554 (paperback).
"An introduction to the psychology of hearing" by B. MOORE , 3d Edition.
Parncutt, R. (1989). Harmony. A psychoacoustical approach.
Bogen, J. E. and Gordon, H. W.,
Musical tests for functional lateralization with intracarotid amobarbital,
Nature, 230, 1971, 524-525
Clynes, Manfred (Ed.),
Music, Mind and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music,
Plenum Press, New York, 1982
Peter Howell and Ian Cross and Robert West,
Musical structure and cognition,
Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1985
Wallin, Nils Lennart,
Biomusicology : neurophysiological, neuropsychological, and
evolutionary perspectives on the origins and purposes of music,
Pendragon Press, Stuyvesant, NY, 1991
Hermann Helmholtz "On the Sensations of Tone" (second edition, 1885, of
the Ellis translation of Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen).
Look at Fletcher's work, such as his 1953 book. It is all there,
but it requires some digging.
Diana Deutsch, ed.,
"The Psychology of Music", Academic Press, 1982.
Butler, David. 1992. _The Musician's Guide to Perception and Cognition_.
New York: Schirmer Books.
The 'Ossiach Conferences' organized by Roederer between 1973 and 1985,
with the conference book ''Music, Mind and Brian'' edited by Manfred Clynes
(Plenum Press, 1982) as the most complete representation.
Chapters in books like D. Deutsch, ''Psychology of Music'' (Acad. Press,
1982), or similar books by Krumhansl or Jones (most of that stuff is
psychology, but sometimes there are chapters that have deal with neural
The Journal ''Music Perception'', (4x per year, Univ. Cal. Press, formerly
D. Deutsch, presentely J. Bharucha, editor). Deutsch has reported several
perceptual experiments that imply certain neural structures. R. Zattore has
several papers that deal with measurement of cortical activity during
listening to music. Helmut Petsche in Vienna has been working on similar
things durimng the past 20 years by studying EEG activity during musical
playing and listening performance.
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