Disorders of Musical Cognition

Lauren Stewart*, Katharina Von Kriegstein, Simone Dalla Bella, Jason D. Warren, Timothy D. Griffiths

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This article presents an overview of case studies of acquired disorders of musical listening. Like any cognitive faculty, music is multifaceted, and the identification of the neural basis of any complex faculty must proceed, hand in hand, with an elucidation of its cognitive architecture. The past decade has seen an evolution in the theoretical models of musical processing, allowing the development of theoretically motivated instruments for the systematic evaluation of musical disorders. Such developments have allowed reports of musical disorders to evolve from historical anecdotes to systematic, verifiable accounts that can play a critical role in contributing to our understanding of the cognitive neuroscience of music.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date4 Dec 2008
ISBN (Print)9780191743931, 9780199298457
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2008


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