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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (9) : 1596-1606     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01596
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The neuroaesthetics of music: From aesthetic responses to neural bases
ZENG Ying1, XIA Tiansheng2()
1. School of Music, Chuxiong Normal University, Chuxiong 675000, China
2. School of Art & Design, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510090, China;
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In recent years, with the development of musical neuroscience and neuroaesthetics, neuroaesthetics of music has become a new research area. This research area focuses on psychological processes and neural mechanisms of musical aesthetic. Especially, it focuses on the perception, cognition, and emotional interpretation of musical aesthetic. Musical aesthetic elicited aesthetic responses and three of them have been received much attention from researchers: emotion, judgment, and preference of musical aesthetic. Regarding these three aesthetic responses, researchers have investigated the perception, cognition, emotional processing, influencing factors, and neural mechanisms of musical aesthetic responses. These studies provided empirical evidence for understanding the behavioral and neural mechanisms of music and aesthetics.

Keywords music      aesthetic experience      emotional processing      neuroaesthetics      preference     
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Issue Date: 24 July 2019
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