Is beat induction innate or learned: Probing emergent meter perception in adults and newborns using event-related brain potentials

Henkjan Honing, Olivia Ladinig, Gábor P. Háden, István Winkler

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Abstract

Meter is considered an important structuring mechanism in the perception and experience of rhythm in music. Combining behavioral and electrophysiological measures, in the present study we investigate whether meter is more likely a learned phenomenon, possibly a result of musical expertise, or whether sensitivity to meter is also active in adult nonmusicians and newborn infants. The results provide evidence that meter induction is active in adult nonmusicians and that beat induction is already functional right after birth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages93-96
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781573317399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1169
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Beat induction
  • Event-related brain potentials (ERPs)
  • Meter
  • Rhythm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Honing, H., Ladinig, O., Háden, G. P., & Winkler, I. (2009). Is beat induction innate or learned: Probing emergent meter perception in adults and newborns using event-related brain potentials. In International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste (pp. 93-96). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1169). Blackwell Publishing Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04761.x