Rhythm, Music, and the Brain: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Music - 272 pages
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With the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience and new tools of studying the human brain "live," music as a highly complex, temporally ordered and rule-based sensory language quickly became a fascinating topic of study. The question of "how" music moves us, stimulates our thoughts, feelings, and kinesthetic sense, and how it can reach the human experience in profound ways is now measured with the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience. The goal of Rhythm, Music and the Brain is an attempt to bring the knowledge of the arts and the sciences and review our current state of study about the brain and music, specifically rhythm. The author provides a thorough examination of the current state of research, including the biomedical applications of neurological music therapy in sensorimotor speech and cognitive rehabilitation. This book will be of interest for the lay and professional reader in the sciences and arts as well as the professionals in the fields of neuroscientific research, medicine, and rehabilitation.
 

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Contents

The Essence of Time in Music
1
2 Aesthetics and Psychobiology
19
3 The Neural Dynamics of Rhythm
39
4 Biomedical Research in Music
61
5 Rhythmdriven Optimization of Motor Control
85
From Social Science to Neuroscience
113
7 Neurologic Music Therapy in Sensorimotor Rehabilitation
137
8 Neurologic Music Therapy in Speech and Language Rehabilitation
165
9 Neurologic Music Therapy in Cognitive Rehabilitation
179
Appendices
203
References
219
Index
235
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