A network for sensory-motor integration: what happens in the auditory cortex during piano playing without acoustic feedback?

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1060:186-8. doi: 10.1196/annals.1360.038.


Playing a musical instrument requires efficient auditory as well as motor processing. We provide evidence for the existence of a neuronal network of secondary and higher-order areas belonging to the auditory and motor modality that is important in the integration of auditory and motor domains.

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Auditory Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Auditory Pathways / physiology*
  • Auditory Perception
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Mapping
  • Functional Laterality / physiology
  • Hearing
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Motor Cortex / anatomy & histology
  • Music*
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
  • Neurons
  • Psychomotor Performance