Articles about Neurobiology

Brain Activation During Singing: "Clef de Sol Activation" Is the "Concert" of the Human Brain
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2016) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 45-50

Humans are the most complex singers in nature, and the human voice is thought by many to be the most beautiful musical instrument. Aside from spoken language, singing represents a second mode of acoustic communication in humans. The purpose of ...

Voice Tremor in Patients With Essential Tremor: Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation of Caudal Zona Incerta
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 228-233

The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the caudal zona incerta (cZi) on voice tremor in patients with essential tremor (ET). Twenty-six patients operated with cZi DBS were evaluated under two conditions: without ...

Response to 'Rethinking music's status as adaptation versus technology: a niche construction perspective'
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 234-236

Despite many good arguments in Killin's article, his refusal to acknowledge and confront the actual authors of the theories he challenges, his overly selective approach to identifying appropriate ethnomusicological data, his criticism of the disciplinary trajectory of ethnomusicology and his ...

Rethinking music's status as adaptation versus technology: a niche construction perspective
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 210-233

In this article I critique F. R. S. Lawson's evolutionary theorising about music that appeared in a recent issue of "Ethnomusicology Forum". Moreover, I argue that asking whether music is an adaptation or technology, as Lawson does, artificially splits the ...

Another Darwinian Aesthetics
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2016) Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 237-252

I offer a Darwinian perspective on the existence of aesthetic interests, tastes, preferences, and productions. It is distinguished from the approaches of Denis Dutton and Geoffrey Miller, drawing instead on Richard O. Prum's notion of biotic artworlds. The relevance of ...

Choral Journal (2015) Vol. 55, No. 9, pp. 18-27


Like nobody's watching
Mixmag (2015) , No. 284, pp. 43


Impaired Limb Proprioception in Adults With Spasmodic Dysphonia
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 777.e17-777.e23

Focal dystonia of the head and neck are associated with a loss of kinesthetic acuity at muscles distant from the dystonic sites. That is, while the motor deficits in focal dystonia are confined, the associated somatosensory deficits are generalized. This ...

About the Sources and Contemporary Condition of Musical Cognitive Science
Problemy Muzykal'noj Nauki (2015) , No. 1, pp. 5-11

The article examines the sources and the present-day condition of musical cognitive science. It is noted that by means of musicology's turn towards the cognitive scientiic paradigm, the study of the forms of musical being is carried out on the ...