MEG Studies on Music

  • Sibylle C. Herholz
  • Christo PantevEmail author
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In this chapter we describe and discuss studies that have used musical stimuli or musically trained subjects in order to investigate different aspects of sensory processing and cognition, including auditory and sensorimotor function and multisensory integration. We also include studies that have used music and musical training to study human neuronal plasticity and clinical applications in conditions such as tinnitus. We highlight the methodological advantages of MEG that are specific for research on auditory processing and for detecting changes through training.


MEG music auditory processing Mismatch negativity Mental imagery Multisensory integration Training-related plasticity Tinnitus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE)BonnGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Biomagnetismus und BiosignalanalyseWestfälische Wilhelms- UniversitätMünsterGermany

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