The Birth of Musical Emotion: A Depth Electrode Case Study in a Human Subject with Epilepsy
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2009-07-01; 1169(1): 336-341
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1. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul;1169:336-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04870.x.
The birth of musical emotion: a depth electrode case study in a human subject
Dellacherie D(1), Pfeuty M, Hasboun D, Lefèvre J, Hugueville L, Schwartz DP,
Baulac M, Adam C, Samson S.
(1)Neuropsychologie et Cognition Auditive, Université Lille-Nord de France,
Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.
Intracranial electroencephalography was recorded in an epileptic patient when he
was listening to dissonant and consonant chords and to minor and major chords.
Changes in dissonance induced event-related potentials (ERPs) in the auditory
areas from 200 ms onward, in the orbito-frontal cortex (500-1000 ms), and later
in the amygdala and anterior cingulate gyrus (1200-1400 ms), suggesting the
sequential involvement of these brain structures in implicit emotional judgment
of musical dissonance. Changes in musical mode induced ERPs only in the
orbito-frontal cortex (500-1000 ms), emphasizing the implication of this frontal
region in emotional judgment of pleasant music.
PMID: 19673803 [Indexed for MEDLINE]