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Musical Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain

  • Author: Deutsch, Diana
This book covers a wide swath of mate-rial, and it holds together well. The specificity of the early chapters feed into the large concepts of the later chapters. Deutsch has succeeded in creating... More…



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  • List of Modules (QR codes)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Music, Speech, and Handedness
  • Chapter 2: Some Musical Illusions are Discovered
  • Chapter 3: The Perceptual Organization of Streams of Sound
  • Chapter 4: Strange Loops and Circular Tones
  • Chapter 5: The Tritone Paradox: An Influence of Speech on How Music is Perceived
  • Chapter 6: The Mystery of Absolute Pitch: A Rare Ability That Involves both Nature and Nurture
  • Chapter 7: Phantom Words: Our Knowledge, Beliefs and Expectations Create Illusions of Speech
  • Chapter 8: Catchy Music and Earworms
  • Chapter 9: Hallucinations of Music and Speech
  • Chapter 10: The Speech-To-Song Illusion: Crossing the Borderline between Speech and Song
  • Chapter 11: Speech and Music Intertwined: Clues to Their Origins
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index