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Language and Music Correlates within Clinical Populations

"Clinical observations of patients with impairment of their musical abilities revealed selective disturbances of music with preserved language capacities or the reverse condition. The correlation with the underlying brain pathology emphasized the differential role of right versus left hemisphere damage in making music."


A study published in The Oxford Journal highlights the use of brain imaging techniques, behavioral analysis, and spatial-temporal organization of the brain in relation to language and musicology.  The study analyzes how understanding music is similar to understanding complex speech patterns which requires a person to rapidly categorize patterns.  This rapid categorization helps explain how the brain processes visual and auditory feedback. 


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