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The Pleasure of Making Sense of Music

Abstract:

Music is an integral part of life's highly pleasurable activities and has the ability to stimulate intellect as well as emotions. The neural mechanisms that allow for music to be considered as meaningful by humans are, however, poorly understood. Some musicologists have proposed that the creation of anticipatory structures modifying figure/ground relations is at the heart of what allows music to be meaningful and to convey emotion. Here, we review our current knowledge of how music is transla...

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Kringelbach, ML More by this author
Journal:
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
166-182
Publication date:
2010-06-05
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EISSN:
1743-2790
ISSN:
0308-0188
URN:
uuid:f913b9ce-8c15-456c-9b80-e25d54ad4138
Source identifiers:
139992
Local pid:
pubs:139992

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