Stewart Lauren, Henson Rik & Kampe Knut et al. (2003). Â« Brain changes after learning to read and play music Â». NeuroImage, vol. 20, nÂ° 1, p. 71–83. ISSN 1053-8119.
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|Resource type: Journal Article
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1053-8119
BibTeX citation key: Stewart2003
|Categories: Apprentissages et psychologie
Subcategories: Neurosciences et Ă©ducation
Keywords: Ă©ducation artistique, neurosciences
Creators: Frith, Henson, Kampe, Stewart, Turner, Walsh
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Musically naive participants were scanned before and after a period of 15 weeks during which they were taught to read music and play the keyboard. When participants played melodies from musical notation after training, activation was seen in a cluster of voxels within the bilateral superior parietal cortex. A subset of these voxels were activated in a second experiment in which musical notation was present, but irrelevant for task performance. These activations suggest that music reading involves the automatic sensorimotor translation of a spatial code (written music) into a series of motor responses (keypresses).