Ok. I’m very annoyed that I did not see this before.

Ok. I’m very annoyed that I did not see this before.
I had to reason my way through the long way.
I spent several YEARS researching nearly *everything* in here as I was trying to understand how/why my brain invents and processes music the way it does.
If I’d seen this, I’d have gone through it. I suppose there’s satisfaction in thinking things through but I simply NEVER THOUGHT to look up “neuroscience of music”. As it is, I happened to find a link to it I never saw before within Wikipedia on a page I’d never seen before on Musical Cognition. No idea why I didn’t see these. Ugh. Well, at least I can double check.
I always had trouble finding the right names of categories.
Never once did I end up here and yet I ended up researching almost everything in here the long way. I’ll be proud of myself soon but right now I’m annoyed that it wasn’t linked to in the other places I’d looked. My own fault but still…
I read a line on the page, then I’m smacking my table, “YES, I READ THAT TWO YEARS AGO, WHERE WAS THIS PAGE THEN?”
I move on to the next concept in it and “yeah, three years ago I was looking that up. Why didn’t I have this page?”
MONTHS puzzling through motor neurons and music sequencing via Google scholar but the hard way… all right here in just a few sentences…
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Oh this is beautiful. Oh, this is something I never did find… oh ok.. ok. all is forgiven.


I have NOTHING in my papers from the first author of the paper, but from the SECOND author, Edward L Large, I had ONE from 1999:

The dynamics of attending: How people track time-varying events


Yes yes, proof: you ANTICIPATE the beat whether you hear it or not. Confirmed with a neuroscience skull cap with sensors.

“As in the current study, previous findings showed that omitting a sound in an otherwise isochronous train of sounds elicits brain responses similar to when the sound was physically present”


Not just rhythm anticipation but TONAL omissions were anticipated and fired in the brain AS IF THEY HEARD THEM -in SOME subjects.

Mental musical notes confirmed. Beautiful!

“The present study extends previous findings by demonstrating that induced high frequency often
precedes the onset of expected events, generally precedes evoked activity, and is observed even when expected sounds are omitted. The current findings further showed that
emitted potentials show specificity to the metrical position
of the expected sound. Some subjects additionally showed
evoked activity following tone omissions, demonstrating
precisely phase locked high-frequency activity, thus revealing extremely precise timing of neural activity in anticipation of sensory events.”


visual is overall far more useful from an information processing perspective; being so massively parallel and all – but the slight ms advantage goes to the auditory system



 It’s nice to see it in black and white like that. This is of course a measurement of a rather DRAMATIC all or nothing bleach/recovery and does not reflect further processing.
The auditory equivalent to this runs at approximately 5ms “definitive” resolution but in hearing mismatched beats, resolution down to 1 ms is possible but no quicker. This isn’t due to left/right but within one ear. [I’m only have hearing in one ear and one eye so I study monocular and monophonic).
Excellent and thank you.
Did you do any study of mathematical morphology? A lot of what you said seems to remind me of that field.

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