Perceiving Musical Scale Structures

A Cross-Cultural Event-Related Brain Potentials Study


Address for correspondence: Dr. Christiane Neuhaus, Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Section “Magnetencephalography,” Muldentalweg 9 D-04828 Bennewitz/Leipzig, Germany;


Abstract: In this study, event-related brain potentials (ERPs) are used to investigate the processing of musical scale structures from a cross-cultural perspective. ERP reactions reveal that universal listening strategies per se are modified by culture.