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Music in minor activates limbic structures: a relationship with dissonance?
Neuroreport. 2008 May 07; 19(7):711-5.N

Abstract

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we contrasted major and minor mode melodies controlled for liking to study the neural basis of musical mode perception. To examine the influence of the larger dissonance in minor melodies on neural activation differences, we further introduced a strongly dissonant stimulus, in the form of a chromatic scale. Minor mode melodies were evaluated as sadder than major melodies, and in comparison they caused increased activity in limbic structures, namely left parahippocampal gyrus, bilateral ventral anterior cingulate, and in left medial prefrontal cortex. Dissonance explained some, but not all, of the heightened activity in the limbic structures when listening to minor mode music.

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Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. anders@psy.au.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18418244

Citation

Green, Anders C., et al. "Music in Minor Activates Limbic Structures: a Relationship With Dissonance?" Neuroreport, vol. 19, no. 7, 2008, pp. 711-5.
Green AC, Baerentsen KB, Stødkilde-Jørgensen H, et al. Music in minor activates limbic structures: a relationship with dissonance? Neuroreport. 2008;19(7):711-5.
Green, A. C., Baerentsen, K. B., Stødkilde-Jørgensen, H., Wallentin, M., Roepstorff, A., & Vuust, P. (2008). Music in minor activates limbic structures: a relationship with dissonance? Neuroreport, 19(7), 711-5. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282fd0dd8
Green AC, et al. Music in Minor Activates Limbic Structures: a Relationship With Dissonance. Neuroreport. 2008 May 7;19(7):711-5. PubMed PMID: 18418244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Music in minor activates limbic structures: a relationship with dissonance? AU - Green,Anders C, AU - Baerentsen,Klaus B, AU - Stødkilde-Jørgensen,Hans, AU - Wallentin,Mikkel, AU - Roepstorff,Andreas, AU - Vuust,Peter, PY - 2008/4/18/pubmed PY - 2008/7/30/medline PY - 2008/4/18/entrez SP - 711 EP - 5 JF - Neuroreport JO - Neuroreport VL - 19 IS - 7 N2 - Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we contrasted major and minor mode melodies controlled for liking to study the neural basis of musical mode perception. To examine the influence of the larger dissonance in minor melodies on neural activation differences, we further introduced a strongly dissonant stimulus, in the form of a chromatic scale. Minor mode melodies were evaluated as sadder than major melodies, and in comparison they caused increased activity in limbic structures, namely left parahippocampal gyrus, bilateral ventral anterior cingulate, and in left medial prefrontal cortex. Dissonance explained some, but not all, of the heightened activity in the limbic structures when listening to minor mode music. SN - 0959-4965 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18418244/Music_in_minor_activates_limbic_structures:_a_relationship_with_dissonance L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282fd0dd8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -