I had collected these links a few years ago, and saved them with a note that said “I’d like to think a little about this, before starting to read.” Still haven’t given much thought, and still haven’t read any of them.
Some issues I keep coming back to: The similarity/relation between the way we parse melodic and rhythmic structure and the way we parse language. The relations between linguistic intonation, emotion, and musical intervals/mini-phrases. (Is this where we will find the roots of melody?) Intonation/melody in other animals.
Some papers, books, talks:
- Music, Language and the Brain, Patel, 2007. Review, review, review. (The last one is behind a pay wall.)
- Musical rhythm, linguistic rhythm, and human evolution, Patel, Musical Perception, 2006.
- Bach Speaks: A Cortical “Language-Network” Serves the Processing of Music, Koelschb, Guntera, Cramona, Zysseta, Lohmanna, Friedericia, Neuroimage, 2002.
- Talk of the Tone, Patel, Nature, 2008.
- Language, Music, Syntax and the Brain, Patel, Nature, 2003.
- Music and the Mind, Patel, 2006. (Talk at UCSD)
- Music, Language and Meaning: brain signatures of semantic processing, Koelsch, Kasper, Sammler, Schulze, Gunter, Friederici, Nature Neuroscience, 2004.
- Brain organization for music processing, Peretz, Zattore, Annual Reviews of Psychology, 2005.
- The nature of music from a biological perspective, Peretz, Cognition, 2006.
- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, Peretz, Zattore (editors), 2003.
- BRAMS – International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (“jointly affiliated with the University of Montreal and McGill University”)
- Isabelle Peretz lab. Isabelle Peretz. Publications.
- Aniruddh D. Patel. Publications.
- Stefan Koelsch