Disorders of Musical Cognition

Lauren Stewart, Katharina von Kriegstein, Simone Dalla Bella, Jason D. Warren and Timothy D. Griffiths

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Disorders of Musical Cognition

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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.

Keywords: musical listening; acquired disorders; musical disorders; music; cognitive neuroscience

Article.  8053 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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