Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Isabelle Peretz and Robert J. Zatorre

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525202

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 September 2020

Functional Organization and Plasticity of Auditory Cortex

Functional Organization and Plasticity of Auditory Cortex

(p.356) (p.357) Chapter 23 Functional Organization and Plasticity of Auditory Cortex
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Josef P. Rauschecker

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by presenting the basic principles of cortical plasticity. It highlights the improved auditory abilities in the blind. It also addresses the ‘what’ and ‘where’ in auditory cortex. In addition, the musical learning and auditory imagery, and the sensitive periods of auditory cortical plasticity are described. The connection between brain activation and musical perception is becoming clearer as more and more refined techniques become available to image neural activity. Brain imaging can be performed, while subjects are listening to music or imagining it. Cortical plasticity has to be considered in at least two ways in the context of studies on music and the brain.

Keywords:   auditory cortex, functional organization, auditory cortical plasticity, blind, musical learning, auditory imagery, brain imaging

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .