Auditory expectation: The information dynamics of music perception and cognition

Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (4):625-652 (2012)
Abstract
Following in a psychological and musicological tradition beginning with Leonard Meyer, and continuing through David Huron, we present a functional, cognitive account of the phenomenon of expectation in music, grounded in computational, probabilistic modeling. We summarize a range of evidence for this approach, from psychology, neuroscience, musicology, linguistics, and creativity studies, and argue that simulating expectation is an important part of understanding a broad range of human faculties, in music and beyond
Keywords Aesthetics  Expectation  Creativity  Pitch  Prediction  Probabilistic modeling  Musical melody  Segmentation
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2012.01214.x
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