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Process timing and its relation to the coding of tonal harmony.

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Show simple item record Elliott, Mark en 2011-03-07T15:35:39Z en 2011-03-07T15:35:39Z en 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Aksentijevic, A., Barber, P. J., & Elliott, M. A. (2010). Process timing and its relation to the coding of tonal harmony. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (In press). en
dc.identifier.issn 1939-1277 en
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dc.description.abstract Advances in auditory research suggest that gamma-band synchronization of frequency-specific cortical loci could be responsible for the integration of pure tones (harmonics) into harmonic complex tones. Thus far, evidence for such a mechanism has been revealed in neurophysiological studies, with little corroborative psychophysical evidence. In 6 experiments, we observed a rate- and time- specific response-time advantage for a sequence of target pips when the defining frequency of the target was a fractional multiple of a priming frequency. The effect was only observed when the prime and target tone-pip sequences were presented at 33 pips per second (pps) and when the inter-stimulus interval was approximately 100 and 250 milliseconds (ms). This evidence implicates oscillatory gamma-band activity in the representation of harmonic complex tones and suggests that synchronization with precise temporal characteristics is important for disambiguating related harmonic templates. An outline of a model is presented, which accounts for these findings in terms of fast resynchronization of relevant neuronal assemblies. en
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dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.subject Gamma-band oscillations en
dc.subject Harmonic templates en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.title Process timing and its relation to the coding of tonal harmony. en
dc.type Article en
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