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Enhanced phase synchrony in the electroencephalograph γ band for musicians while listening to music

Bhattacharya, Joydeep and Petsche, Hellmuth. 2001. Enhanced phase synchrony in the electroencephalograph γ band for musicians while listening to music. Physical Review E, 64(1), 012902. ISSN 1063-651X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Multichannel electroencephalograph signals from two broad groups, 10 musicians and 10 nonmusicians, recorded in different states (in resting states or no task condition, with eyes opened and eyes closed, and with two musical tasks, listening to two different pieces of music) were studied. Degrees of phase synchrony in various frequency bands were assessed. No differences in the degree of synchronization in any frequency band were found between the two groups in resting conditions. Yet, while listening to music, significant increases of synchronization were found only in the γ-frequency range (>30 Hz) over large cortical areas for the group of musicians. This high degree of synchronization elicited by music in the group of musicians might be due to their ability to host long-term memory representations of music and mediate access to these stored representations.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.64.012902

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2001Published

Item ID:

4985

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2011 11:08

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 13:22

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4985

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