Expertise in folk music alters the brain processing of Western harmony

M. Tervaniemi*, T. Tupala, E. Brattico

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Abstract

In various paradigms of modern neurosciences of music, experts of Western classical music have displayed superior brain architecture when compared with individuals without explicit training in music. In this paper, we show that chord violations embedded in musical cadences were neurally processed in a facilitated manner also by musicians trained in Finnish folk music. This result, obtained by using early right anterior negativity (ERAN) as an index of harmony processing, suggests that tonal processing is advanced in folk musicians by their long-term exposure to both Western and non-Western music.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
ISSN0077-8923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventConference on Neurosciences and Music-IV - Learning and Memory - , Denmark
Duration: 9 Jun 201112 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceConference on Neurosciences and Music-IV - Learning and Memory
Country/TerritoryDenmark
Period09/06/201112/06/2011

Keywords

  • musical expertise
  • auditory event-related potentials
  • learning
  • music
  • education
  • POTENTIALS
  • RESPONSES
  • ATTENTION
  • INDEXES
  • ERP

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