Music and Language Syntax Interact in Broca's Area: An fMRI Study.

Patel, Aniruddh D.
Kunert, Richard.
Willems, Roel M., 1980-
Casasanto, Daniel.
Hagoort, Peter.
2015

Instrumental music and language are both syntactic systems, employing complex, hierarchically-structured sequences built using implicit structural norms. This organization allows listeners to understand the role of individual words or tones in the context of an unfolding sentence or melody. Previous studies suggest that the brain mechanisms of syntactic processing may be partly shared between musi... read more

Subjects
Music and language.
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009081
Original publication
Kunert R, Willems RM, Casasanto D, Patel AD, Hagoort P (2015) Music and Language Syntax Interact in Broca's Area: An fMRI Study. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141069. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141069
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