Review Article - Journal of Neuroinformatics and Neuroimaging (2018) Volume 3, Issue 1
Musicality: Recent insights from imaging.
The composition and performance of music requires the interpretation of subtle changes of pitch. With training, appreciation and comprehension of tone improves to a point where notes can be recognized with or without a reference tone. Modern imaging modalities have displayed some of the changes that occur in neural networks. However, often differences are innate rather than acquired. The distinction is difficult, as elite musicians display a blend of talent and dedication. This review will analyze factors that influence personal musicality, and the relationship between music and language. A suggestion is made about how further insights into the field can be made.Author(s): Andrew Mowat