Mental Models and Musical Minds

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Science  13 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5601, pp. 2138-2139
DOI: 10.1126/science.1080006

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Many regions of the brain are involved in the processing of music. In their Perspective, Zatorre and Krumhansl discuss a brain imaging study of human subjects performing musical perception tasks that investigates the brain areas activated by tonal structures in Western music (Janata et al.).