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Neural encoding of music

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Nina Kraus

Music for the Development of Auditory Skills: Impact on Education,
Keynote address at the New York Academy of Sciences Conference, 2011

 

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Publications

2014

Kraus, Anderson. Music benefits across the lifespan: Enhanced processing of speech in noise. Hear Rev
Strait, Kraus. Biological impact of auditory expertise across the life span: musicians as a model of auditory learning. Hear Res.
Kraus, Zatorre, Strait. Editors’ Introduction to Hearing Research Special Issue: Music, a Window into the Hearing Brain. Hear Res

2013

Tierney, Kraus. Musical training for the development of language skills. In: Changing Brains – Applying Brain Plasticity to Advance and Recover Human Ability.
White-Schwoch, Woodruff Carr, Anderson, Strait, Kraus. Older adults benefit from music training early in life: Biological evidence for long-term training-driven plasticity. J Neurosci
Tierney, Krizman, Skoe, Johnston, Kraus. High school music classes enhance the neural processing of speech. Frontiers Ed Psych.
Tierney, Kraus. The ability to move to a beat is linked to the consistency of neural responses to sound. J Neurosci
Slater, Tierney, Kraus. At-risk elementary school children with one year of classroom music instruction are better at keeping a beat. PlosOne
Parbery-Clark, Strait, Hittner, Kraus. Musical training enhances neural processing of binaural sounds. J Neurosci
Skoe, Kraus. Musical training heightens auditory brainstem function during sensitive periods in development. Frontiers in Psychology
Barrett, Ashley, Strait, Kraus. Art and Science: How Musical Training Shapes the Brain. Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Tierney, Kraus. The ability to move to a beat is linked to the consistency of neural responses to sound. J Neurosci.
Kraus. 20Q: Noise, aging and the brain - how experience and training can improve communication. AudiologyOnline
Strait, OConnell, Parbery-Clark, Kraus. Biological impact of preschool music classes on processing speech in noise. Dev Cog Neurosci.
Tierney, Kraus. Neural responses to sounds presented on and off the beat of ecologically valid music. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.
Kraus. Playing music to improve hearing in noise and tune the brain. ENT & Audiology News.
Kraus. Facing the music: Musianship's effect on the brain. Canadian Hearing Report
Parbery-Clark, Anderson, Kraus. Musicians change their tune: how hearing loss alters the neural code.Hear Res.
Strait, O'Connell, Parbery-Clark, Kraus. Musicians’ enhanced neural differentiation of speech sounds arises early in life: developmental evidence from ages three to thirty. Cerebral Cortex.
Kraus, Anderson. Music training: An antidote for aging? Hearing Journal

2012

Parbery-Clark, Anderson, Hittner, Kraus. Musical experience strengthens the neural representation of sounds important for communication in middle-aged adults. Frontiers
Strait, Parbery-Clark, Hittner, Kraus. Musical training during early childhood enhances the neural encoding of speech in noise. Brain & Language
Skoe & Kraus A little goes a long way: how the adult brain is shaped by musical training in childhood. J Neurosci
Parbery-Clark, Tierney, Strait, Kraus Musicians have fine-tuned neural distinction of speech syllables Neuroscience
Kraus Biological impact of music and software-based auditory training J of Comm Dis
Strait, Chan, Ashley, Kraus Specialization among the specialized: auditory brainstem function is tuned in to timbre Cortex
Parbery-Clark, Anderson, Hittner, Kraus Musical experience offsets age-related delays in neural timing Neurobiol Aging
Kraus, Strait, Parbery-Clark Cognitive factors shape brain networks for auditory skills: spotlight on auditory working memory. Annals of the NYAS

2011

Strait, Hornickel, Kraus Subcortical processing of speech regularities predicts reading and music aptitude in children Behav and Brain Func
Parbery-Clark, Strait, Kraus Context-dependent encoding in the auditory brainstem subserves enhanced speech-in-noise perception in musicians Neuropsychologia
Marmel, Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Nicol, Kraus Harmonic relationships influence auditory brainstem encoding of chords NeuroReport
Strait, Kraus Musical training shapes functional brain networks for selective auditory attention and hearing speech in noise Frontiers in Psych
Parbery-Clark, Strait, Anderson, Hittner, Kraus Musical Experience and the Aging Auditory System: Implications for Cognitive Abilities and Hearing Speech in Noise PLoS ONE
Strait, Kraus Playing Music for a Smarter Ear: Cognitive, Perceptual and Neurobiological Evidence Music Percept
Skoe, Kraus Human subcortical auditory function provides a new conceptual framework for considering modularity. In: Language and music as cognitive systems

2010

Kraus Musical training gives edge in auditory processing Hear Journal
Strait, Kraus, Parbery-Clark, Ashley Musical experience shapes top-down auditory mechanisms: evidence from masking and auditory attention performance Hear Res
Kraus, Chandrasekaran Music training for the development of auditory skills Nat Rev Neurosci
Chandrasekaran, Kraus Music, Noise-Exclusion, and Learning Music Percept
Kraus, Nicol The musician's auditory world Acoustics Today

2009

Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Kraus Musical experience limits the degradative effects of background noise on the neural processing of sound J Neurosci
Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Lam, Kraus Musician enhancement for speech in noise Ear Hear
Lee, Skoe, Kraus, Ashley Selective subcortical enhancement of musical intervals in musicians J Neurosci
Strait, Skoe, Kraus, Ashley Musical experience and neural efficiency: effects of training on subcortical processing of vocal expressions of emotion Eur J Neurosci
Kraus, Skoe, Parbery-Clark, Ashley Experience-induced malleability in neural encoding of pitch, timbre and timing: implications for language and music Annals of the NYAS
Strait, Skoe, Ashley, Kraus Musical experience promotes subcortical efficiency in processing emotional vocal sounds Annals of the NYAS

2008

Musacchia, Strait, Kraus Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musicians and nonmusicians Hear Res
Stegemoller, Skoe, Nicol, Warrier, Kraus Musical training and vocal production of speech and song Music Percept

2007

Musacchia, Sams, Skoe, Kraus Musicians have enhanced subcortical auditory and audiovisual processing of speech and music PNAS
Wong, Skoe, Russo, Dees, Kraus Musical experience shapes human brainstem encoding of linguistic pitch patterns Nature Neurosci

   
   

 

 

Cognitive factors shape brain networks for auditory skills:
Keynote address at
Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)
2011 conference

 

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Supported by:

Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa Weilerstein, with permission

NSF: Science of Learning Centers Program
NSF: Cognitive Neuroscience Program

The Grammy Foundation

National Association of Music Merchants

Knowles Hearing Center Northwestern University

National Science Foundation, NSF

Grammy  Foundation

NAMM

Knowles Hearing Center