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Does brain electrical activity react to music?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of neuroscience
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
3-4
Pages
351–357
Identifiers
PMID: 2807771
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The electrical activity of the left and right central, temporal and parietal cortex was recorded in 14 amateurs of classical music during silence, pleasant (a piece of music) and unpleasant (a recording of an infant crying) stimulation. All the subjects rated the music as a pleasant stimulation and crying as an unpleasant one. Theta relative power was significantly higher while listening to music and lower during crying. Beta relative power did not change across conditions. No interhemispheric differences in the relative power were found. Interhemispheric correlation did not change either.

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