Cognitive Implications of Musical Perception

  • Adam Lockhart
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85035-9_11

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4969)
Cite this paper as:
Lockhart A. (2008) Cognitive Implications of Musical Perception. In: Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S., Jensen K. (eds) Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds. CMMR 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4969. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


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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