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Music, Language, and the Brain

Aniruddh D. Patel


In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, the author challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between music and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly, as scholars from diverse disciplines including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore ... More

Keywords: music, language, cognitive neuroscience, Plato, linguistics, neural mechanisms, music cognition

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195123753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aniruddh D. Patel, author
Neuroscience Institute, San Diego

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