Neuroscience, the Food of Musical Culture?

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Music has received enough recent attention from researchers seeking to understand the brain to be called "the food of neuroscience" (R. J. Zatorre & J. McGill, 2005). The dissemination of research on the neuroscience of music, through both popular and academic channels, has the potential to shape the cultural conceptualization of music. This paper considers the impact of neuroscientific approaches to music on the ways that music is practiced and thought about.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalReview of General Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


  • brain
  • culture
  • music
  • neuroscience


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