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Joint Keynote Seminar - INS & INT | Virginia Penhune

  • INS Seminar Room Aix-Marseille Université Marseille France (map)

Virginia Penhune | ''Title of Presentation - tbd''

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Abstract: Music is a complex system of auditory communication found in all human societies. Most people can move spontaneously to music, and predictable musical structures drive both perception and production. These phenomena suggest a strong interaction between the auditory and motor systems. Structural and functional imaging studies show that brain regions of the auditory dorsal stream network are involved in both music learning and performance. This talk will describe work demonstrating the role of specific regions of the dorsal stream in musical processing, with an emphasis on the role of premotor cortex in linking sound and action.

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