Music and the Mind: How the Brain is Affected by Music

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dc.contributor.advisor Keele, N. Bradley Shan, Elaine
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US 2012
dc.description.abstract Music is often thought of as a nonverbal language, capable of communicating emotional messages. Areas of the brain have been identified that, when damaged, affect only musical skills. At the same time, while the initial sensation of the sounds that make up music is a predominantly auditory experience, the neural basis of music perception lies in several different areas of the brain and overlaps with those used in language, emotion, and motor tasks. Thus music is a complex experience that utilizes seemingly divergent abilities of the brain. This thesis will describe the systems level processing of music perception and implications for music therapy. en_US
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dc.subject Music. en_US
dc.subject Psychology. en_US
dc.subject Language. en_US
dc.subject Emotion. en_US
dc.subject Motor skills. en_US
dc.title Music and the Mind: How the Brain is Affected by Music en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US

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