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By Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Lars OLE Bonde

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It is not possible to localize creative activities such as composition or performance within the brain. Only elementary physiological activities can be assigned to different areas of the cortex. More complex activities depend on several appropriate parts of the brain, linked together by subcortical and interhemispheric pathways. Composition, performance and listening all require the senses of sight and hearing, intellectual and emotional functions, and sensory motor activity. This tells us that these activities involve the cerebral cortex, the subcortical motor and sensory nuclei, and the limbic system.

Frequencies of the sounds are encoded by whichever hair cells are firing. Our actual discrimination of frequency is less than one fiftieth of a semitone. The auditory nerve 52 A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MUSIC THERAPY transmits the sounds which are now converted into electrical impulses to the thalamus, and therefore into the cerebellum. The thalamus integrates all incoming data and relays it to appropriate areas of the cortex, in this case to the auditory cortex. MUSIC AND THE BRAIN: NEUROLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Many parts of the brain are involved in the appreciation of music and the performance of music.

Is music a language? If it is, how does it differ from verbal language? 2. Does music have meaning beyond internal musical principles and ‘laws’? If it has, how does the musical expression or narrative relate to the external world? 3. Can music have a meaning even if it cannot be expressed in words? If it can, is this ‘inexpressible’ or ineffable meaning a specific form of knowledge, recognition or awareness? These are very complex questions, and any attempt to give an answer to them will depend on the ontological and epistemological position of the theorist or clinician.

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