publication . Master thesis . 2012

Dynamics of brain activity underlying working memory for music in a naturalistic condition

Burunat Pérez, Iballa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Finland
Working memory (WM) is at the core of any cognitive function as it is necessary for the integration of information over time. Despite WM’s critical role in high-level cognitive functions, its implementation in the neural tissue is poorly understood. Preliminary studies on auditory WM show differences between linguistic and musical memory, leading to the speculation of specific neural networks encoding memory for music. Moreover, in neuroscience WM has not been studied in naturalistic listening conditions but rather in artificial settings (e.g., n-back and Sternberg tasks). Western tonal music provides naturally occurring motivic repetition and variation, recogni...
free text keywords: working memory, cognitive neuroscience, music, musical motifs, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), correlational analysis, distributed networks, työmuisti, kognitiivinen neurotiede, musiikki, toiminnallinen magneettikuvaus
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