The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

ISBN : 9780198804123

Michael H. Thaut; Donald A. Hodges
896 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers were interested in localizing musicality in the brain and learning more about how music is processed in both healthy individuals and those with dysfunctions of various kinds. Since then, the research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain is a groundbreaking compendium of current research on music in the human brain. It brings together an international roster of 54 authors from 13 countries providing an essential guide to this rapidly growing field.

The major themes include Music, the Brain, and Cultural Contexts; Music Processing in The Human Brain; Neural Responses to Music; Musicianship and Brain Function; Developmental Issues in Music and the Brain; Music, the Brain, and Health; and the Future. Each chapter offers a thorough review of the current status of research literature as well as an examination of limitations of knowledge and suggestions for future advancement and research efforts.

The book is valuable for a broad readership including neuroscientists, musicians, clinicians, researchers and scholars from related fields but also readers with a general interest in the topic.


Section I. Introduction
1 Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges: The Neuroscientific Study of Music: A New Discipline
Section II. Music, the Brain, and Cultural Contexts
2 Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges: Music through the Lens of Cultural Neuroscience
3 Steve J. Morrison, Steven M. Demorest, and Marcus T. Pearce: Cultural Distance: A computational approach to exploring cultural influences on music cognition
4 Bjorn Merker: When extravagance impresses: Recasting esthetics in evolutionary terms
Section III. Music processing in The Human Brain
5 Thenille Braun Janzen and Michael H. Thaut: Cerebral Organization of Music Processing
6 Robin W. Wilkins: Network Neuroscience: An Introduction to Graph Theory Network-Based Techniques for Music and Brain Imaging Research
7 Mike Schutz: Acoustic structure and musical function: Musical notes informing auditory research
8 Christina M Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, Eric T. Taylor, and Jessica A. Grahn: Neural Basis of Rhythm Perception
9 Stefan Koelsch: Neural Basis of Music Perception: Pitch, Harmony, and Timbre
10 Frank Russo: Multisensory Processing in Music
Section IV. Neural Responses to Music: Cognition, Affect, Language
11 Lutz Jancke: Music and Memory
12 Psyche Loui and Rachel Guetta: Music and attention, executive function, and creativity
13 Patrik N. Juslin and Laura S. Sakka: Neural Correlates of Music and Emotion
14 Yuko Koshimori: Neurochemical Responses to Music
15 Elvira Brattico: The neuroaesthetics of music: A research agenda coming of age
16 Daniele Schon and Benjamin Morillon: Music and Language
Section V. Musicianship and Brain Function
17 Virginia B. Penhune: Musical Expertise and Brain Structure: The causes and consequences of training
18 Irma Jarvela: Genomics approaches for studying musical aptitude and related traits
19 Eckart Altenmuller, Shinichi Furuya, Daniel S. Scholz, and Christos I. Ioannou: Brain Research in Music Performance
20 Aaron Berkowitz and Michael G. Erkkinen: Brain Research in Music Improvisation
21 Timothy L. Hubbard: Neural mechanisms of musical imagery
22 Vesa Putkinen and Mari Tervaniemi: Neuroplasticity in Music Learning
Section VI. Development al Issues in Music and the Brain
23 Anthony Brandt, L. Robert Slevc, and Molly Gebrian: The Role of Musical Development in Early Language Acquisition
24 Laurel J Trainor and Susan Marsh-Rollo: Rhythm, Meter, and Timing: The heartbeat of musical development
25 L. Ferreri, A. Moussard, E. Bigand, and B. Tillmann: Music and the Aging Brain
26 Swathi Swaminathan and E. Glenn Schellenberg: Music Training and Cognitive Abilities: Associations, Causes, and Consequences
27 Adam Ockelford: The Neuroscience of Children on the Autism Spectrum with Exceptional Musical Abilities
Section VII. Music, the Brain, and Health
28 Corene Thaut and Klaus Martin Stephan: Music and Sensorimotor Functions
29 Yune Lee, Corene Thaut, and Charlene Santoni: Music-Induced Speech and Language Rehabilitation
30 Shantala Hegde: Neurologic Music Therapy to target Cognitive and Affective Functions
31 Isabelle Royal, Sebastien Paquette, and Pauline Tranchant: Musical Disorders
32 David Peterson: When blue turns to grey: the enigma of musician's dystonia
Section VII. The Future
33 Michael H. Thaut and Donald A. Hodges: New Horizons for Brain Research in Music


Michael H. Thaut serves as Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory and holds professorships in music, neuroscience, and rehabilitation science at the University of Toronto Canada. He was awarded a TIER I CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in 2017. He is the author of over 200 research publications and author/editor of 7 books. He is President of the Society for Clinical Neuromusicology, Vice President of the International Society for Music and Medicine, and serves on the Management Committee of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation. His internationally recognized pioneering research has advanced the basic and clinical neuroscience of music which also has become the scientific foundation for the development of Neurologic Music Therapy as a new treatment model in brain rehabilitation.; Donald A. Hodges served as Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Research Institute (2003-2013) and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hodges is the author of A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy (2017), co-author of Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology (2011), contributing editor of the Handbook of Music Psychology and the accompanying Multimedia Companion (1980, 1996), co-editor of Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain (2019), co-editor of Routledge International Handbook on Music Psychology in Education and the Community across the Lifecourse (forthcoming), and author of numerous papers in music psychology and music education. Recent research efforts have included a series of brain imaging studies of pianists, conductors, and singers using PET and fMRI.