Cognitive Implications of Musical Perception

  • Adam Lockhart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4969)


Any musical experience is innately pertinent to cognition and psychology. This paper discusses various aspects of musical cognition, including notions of timbre in relation to spectromorphology, a term coined by Denis Smalley, a notable writer on aesthetics of electroacoustic music. Furthermore, a cognitive model will serve to explain inherent inter-relationships involving multi-modal perception.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Lockhart
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  1. 1.Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, Division of Composition Studies, College of MusicUniversity of North Texas 

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