E Altenmuller, S M Demorest, T Fujioka, A R Halpern, E E Hannon, P Loui, M Majno, M S Oechslin, N Osborne, K Overy, C Palmer, I Peretz, Peter Q Pfordresher, T Sarkamo, C Y Wan, and R J Zatorre (2012)
Introduction to The Neurosciences and Music IV: Learning and Memory
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252:1-16.
The conference entitled “The Neurosciences and Music-IV: Learning and Memory” was held at the University of Edinburgh from June 9–12, 2011, jointly hosted by the Mariani Foundation and the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, and involving nearly 500 international delegates. Two opening workshops, three large and vibrant poster sessions, and nine invited symposia introduced a diverse range of recent research findings and discussed current research directions. Here, the proceedings are introduced by the workshop and symposia leaders on topics including working with children, rhythm perception, language processing, cultural learning, memory, musical imagery, neural plasticity, stroke rehabilitation, autism, and amusia. The rich diversity of the interdisciplinary research presented suggests that the future of music neuroscience looks both exciting and promising, and that important implications for music rehabilitation and therapy are being discovered.