Review of "Brain & Music" by Stefan Koelsch

Reviews the book, Brain & Music by Stefan Koelsch (2012). Although brain and music are represented separately on the cover, Stefan Koelsch succeeds in the challenge of presenting more than 300 pages of state-of-the-art and well-structured information on the way the brain processes music, and, to a lesser extent, the way music in turn shapes the brain. It is certain that the book is not only about music and the brain, but more broadly on the link between the brain and cognitive processes. Indeed, one of the strengths of the book is the effort and ability it makes to frame the field of neurosciences of music in terms of general domain processes, while also taking into account music specificities. Overall, the book deals with several of the hot topics within music and neuroscience, although the linguistic perspective is dominant. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)

Journal Psychomusicology
Year 2012
Volume 22
Issue 2
Pages 183-184

Schön, Daniele (2012) Review of "Brain & Music" by Stefan Koelsch. In: Psychomusicology: A Journal of Research in Music Cognition, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 183-184. Available at


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