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Phonetic Skills and Verbal Memory Capacity Predict Phonetic-based Word Learning: An Event-related Potential Study.
Elmer S, Dittinger E, Brocchetto J, François C, Besson M, Jäncke L, Rodríguez-Fornells A. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Sep 1;33(10):2093-2108. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01745. J Cogn Neurosci. 2021. PMID: 34407186
Furthermore, it is currently unknown how word learning abilities are related to verbal memory capacity, auditory attention functions, phonetic discrimination skills, and musicality. Accordingly, we used EEG and examined 40 individuals, who were assigned to two groups (low …
Furthermore, it is currently unknown how word learning abilities are related to verbal memory capacity, auditory attention functions, phonet …
Musical Expertise Shapes Functional and Structural Brain Networks Independent of Absolute Pitch Ability.
Leipold S, Klein C, Jäncke L. Leipold S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Neurosci. 2021 Mar 17;41(11):2496-2511. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1985-20.2020. Epub 2021 Jan 25. J Neurosci. 2021. PMID: 33495199 Free PMC article.
A minority of musicians possess absolute pitch, the ability to name a tone without reference. ...Here, we conducted a comprehensive multimodal assessment of effects of musicianship and absolute pitch on intrinsic functional and structural connectivity using a variety of co …
A minority of musicians possess absolute pitch, the ability to name a tone without reference. ...Here, we conducted a comprehensive m …
Auditory aversion in absolute pitch possessors.
Rogenmoser L, Li HC, Jäncke L, Schlaug G. Rogenmoser L, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Cortex. 2021 Feb;135:285-297. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.11.020. Epub 2020 Dec 5. Cortex. 2021. PMID: 33421728 Free article.
Electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded in a sample of AP possessors and matched control musicians without AP while letting them perform a task underlying a so-called affective priming paradigm: Participants judged valenced pictures preceded by musical primes as q …
Electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded in a sample of AP possessors and matched control musicians without AP while letting them pe …
Suppression of Pitch Labeling: No Evidence for an Impact of Absolute Pitch on Behavioral and Neurophysiological Measures of Cognitive Inhibition in an Auditory Go/Nogo Task.
Greber M, Jäncke L. Greber M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020 Nov 12;14:585505. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.585505. eCollection 2020. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020. PMID: 33281584 Free PMC article.
If pitch labeling cannot be suppressed, the conflicting information would be expected to increase the inhibitory load in AP musicians. Our data provided no evidence for an increased difficulty to inhibit a prepotent response or to suppress conflicting pitch-labeling inform …
If pitch labeling cannot be suppressed, the conflicting information would be expected to increase the inhibitory load in AP musicians
Heterogeneity of EEG resting-state brain networks in absolute pitch.
Greber M, Klein C, Leipold S, Sele S, Jäncke L. Greber M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Int J Psychophysiol. 2020 Nov;157:11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.07.007. Epub 2020 Jul 25. Int J Psychophysiol. 2020. PMID: 32721558 Free article.
The neural basis of absolute pitch (AP), the ability to effortlessly identify a musical tone without an external reference, is poorly understood. ...The whole-brain analysis revealed three networks with increased connectivity in AP musicians comprising nodes in fron …
The neural basis of absolute pitch (AP), the ability to effortlessly identify a musical tone without an external reference, is poorly …
The importance of the fibre tracts connecting the planum temporale in absolute pitch possessors.
Burkhard A, Hänggi J, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Burkhard A, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2020 May 1;211:116590. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116590. Epub 2020 Jan 28. Neuroimage. 2020. PMID: 32004719 Free article.
In the present study we investigated 90 musicians of both sexes who possess different degrees of absolute pitch (AP) using diffusion tensor imaging in association with a correlational approach and evaluated whether there are differences in perisylvian connections depending …
In the present study we investigated 90 musicians of both sexes who possess different degrees of absolute pitch (AP) using diffusion …
Diminished large-scale functional brain networks in absolute pitch during the perception of naturalistic music and audiobooks.
Brauchli C, Leipold S, Jäncke L. Brauchli C, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2020 Aug 1;216:116513. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116513. Epub 2019 Dec 31. Neuroimage. 2020. PMID: 31901419 Free article.
In this study, we used EEG to estimate source-space whole-brain functional connectivity in a large sample comprising AP musicians (n = 46), relative pitch (RP) musicians (n = 45), and Non-musicians (n = 34) during resting state, naturalistic music list …
In this study, we used EEG to estimate source-space whole-brain functional connectivity in a large sample comprising AP musicians (n …
Testing the influence of musical expertise on novel word learning across the lifespan using a cross-sectional approach in children, young adults and older adults.
Dittinger E, Scherer J, Jäncke L, Besson M, Elmer S. Dittinger E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Lang. 2019 Nov;198:104678. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104678. Epub 2019 Aug 23. Brain Lang. 2019. PMID: 31450024
Currently, it is unclear whether this ability is influenced by age, musical expertise or both variables. Accordingly, we used EEG and compared behavioral and electrophysiological indices of word learning between older adults with and without musical expertise (older …
Currently, it is unclear whether this ability is influenced by age, musical expertise or both variables. Accordingly, we used EEG and …
Neural patterns reveal single-trial information on absolute pitch and relative pitch perception.
Leipold S, Greber M, Sele S, Jäncke L. Leipold S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2019 Oct 15;200:132-141. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.06.030. Epub 2019 Jun 22. Neuroimage. 2019. PMID: 31238164
Pitch is a fundamental attribute of sounds and yet is not perceived equally by all humans. Absolute pitch (AP) musicians perceive, recognize, and name pitches in absolute terms, whereas relative pitch (RP) musicians, representing the large majority of musicians
Pitch is a fundamental attribute of sounds and yet is not perceived equally by all humans. Absolute pitch (AP) musicians perceive, re …
Absolute and relative pitch processing in the human brain: neural and behavioral evidence.
Leipold S, Brauchli C, Greber M, Jäncke L. Leipold S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Struct Funct. 2019 Jun;224(5):1723-1738. doi: 10.1007/s00429-019-01872-2. Epub 2019 Apr 9. Brain Struct Funct. 2019. PMID: 30968240
In this study, we recruited a large sample of musicians with AP (AP musicians) and without AP (RP musicians). The participants performed a pitch-processing task with a Listening and a Labeling condition during functional magnetic resonance imaging. ...At the …
In this study, we recruited a large sample of musicians with AP (AP musicians) and without AP (RP musicians). The parti …
Early tone categorization in absolute pitch musicians is subserved by the right-sided perisylvian brain.
Burkhard A, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Burkhard A, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 5;9(1):1419. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38273-0. Sci Rep. 2019. PMID: 30723232 Free PMC article.
Since event-related potentials are particularly suited for tracking tone encoding (N100 and P200), categorization (N200), and mnemonic functions (N400), we hypothesized that differences in early pitch processing stages would be reflected by increased N100 and P200-related areas i …
Since event-related potentials are particularly suited for tracking tone encoding (N100 and P200), categorization (N200), and mnemonic funct …
Univariate and multivariate analyses of functional networks in absolute pitch.
Brauchli C, Leipold S, Jäncke L. Brauchli C, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2019 Apr 1;189:241-247. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.021. Epub 2019 Jan 11. Neuroimage. 2019. PMID: 30639332
The successful differentiation of AP musicians by MVPA but not by a mass-univariate analysis of connectivity in the AC thus indicates that AP musicians differ in the fine-grained rather than the macroscopic AC function. ...This set of psychological functions is cont …
The successful differentiation of AP musicians by MVPA but not by a mass-univariate analysis of connectivity in the AC thus indicates …
Electrophysiological Correlates of Absolute Pitch in a Passive Auditory Oddball Paradigm: a Direct Replication Attempt.
Greber M, Rogenmoser L, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Greber M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. eNeuro. 2018 Jan 8;5(6):ENEURO.0333-18.2018. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0333-18.2018. eCollection 2018 Nov-Dec. eNeuro. 2018. PMID: 30637328 Free PMC article.
Using a passive auditory oddball paradigm in combination with electroencephalography, they observed electrophysiological differences between musicians with and without AP in response to piano tones. Specifically, the AP musicians showed a smaller P3a, an event-relat …
Using a passive auditory oddball paradigm in combination with electroencephalography, they observed electrophysiological differences between …
A reevaluation of the electrophysiological correlates of absolute pitch and relative pitch: No evidence for an absolute pitch-specific negativity.
Leipold S, Oderbolz C, Greber M, Jäncke L. Leipold S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Int J Psychophysiol. 2019 Mar;137:21-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.12.016. Epub 2019 Jan 2. Int J Psychophysiol. 2019. PMID: 30610912
Musicians with absolute pitch effortlessly identify the pitch of a sound without an external reference. ...Here, we attempted to replicate the main findings of Itoh et al.'s study in a large sample of musicians (n = 104) using both frequentist and Bayesian in
Musicians with absolute pitch effortlessly identify the pitch of a sound without an external reference. ...Here, we attempted to repl
The Effect of Background Music on Inhibitory Functions: An ERP Study.
Burkhard A, Elmer S, Kara D, Brauchli C, Jäncke L. Burkhard A, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018 Jul 23;12:293. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00293. eCollection 2018. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018. PMID: 30083099 Free PMC article.
The influence of background music on cognitive functions is still a matter of debate. In this study, we investigated the influence of background music on executive functions (particularly on inhibitory functions). Participants completed a standardized cued Go/NoGo t …
The influence of background music on cognitive functions is still a matter of debate. In this study, we investigated the influence of …
The neural underpinnings of music listening under different attention conditions.
Jäncke L, Leipold S, Burkhard A. Jäncke L, et al. Neuroreport. 2018 May 2;29(7):594-604. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001019. Neuroreport. 2018. PMID: 29596153 Free article.
Most studies examining the neural underpinnings of music listening have no specific instruction on how to process the presented musical pieces. ...We used two instrumental musical pieces: an electronic pop song, which was a major hit at the time of testing, a …
Most studies examining the neural underpinnings of music listening have no specific instruction on how to process the presented mu
Relationships between music training, speech processing, and word learning: a network perspective.
Elmer S, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13581. Online ahead of print. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018. PMID: 29542125
Numerous studies have documented the behavioral advantages conferred on professional musicians and children undergoing music training in processing speech sounds varying in the spectral and temporal dimensions. ...In addition, we describe how such a network approach …
Numerous studies have documented the behavioral advantages conferred on professional musicians and children undergoing music t …
Increased functional connectivity in the ventral and dorsal streams during retrieval of novel words in professional musicians.
Dittinger E, Valizadeh SA, Jäncke L, Besson M, Elmer S. Dittinger E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Feb;39(2):722-734. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23877. Epub 2017 Nov 3. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018. PMID: 29105247 Free PMC article.
In addition, in the linguistically most demanding "semantic task," musicians outperformed nonmusicians, and this behavioral advantage was accompanied by increased left-hemispheric theta connectivity in both streams. Moreover, theta coherence in the left dorsal pathway was …
In addition, in the linguistically most demanding "semantic task," musicians outperformed nonmusicians, and this behavioral advantage …
Faster native vowel discrimination learning in musicians is mediated by an optimization of mnemonic functions.
Elmer S, Greber M, Pushparaj A, Kühnis J, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuropsychologia. 2017 Sep;104:64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.08.001. Epub 2017 Aug 3. Neuropsychologia. 2017. PMID: 28780308
Since previous work has consistently shown that professional musicians are characterized by perceptual and cognitive advantages in a variety of language-related tasks, and since vowels can be considered musical sounds within the domain of speech, here we investigate …
Since previous work has consistently shown that professional musicians are characterized by perceptual and cognitive advantages in a …
Task Context Influences Brain Activation during Music Listening.
Markovic A, Kühnis J, Jäncke L. Markovic A, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 Jun 29;11:342. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00342. eCollection 2017. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017. PMID: 28706480 Free PMC article.
In this paper, we examined brain activation in subjects during two music listening conditions: listening while simultaneously rating the musical piece being played [Listening and Rating (LR)] and listening to the musical pieces unconstrained [Listening (L)]. …
In this paper, we examined brain activation in subjects during two music listening conditions: listening while simultaneously rating …
Professional Music Training and Novel Word Learning: From Faster Semantic Encoding to Longer-lasting Word Representations.
Dittinger E, Barbaroux M, D'Imperio M, Jäncke L, Elmer S, Besson M. Dittinger E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Oct;28(10):1584-602. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00997. Epub 2016 Jun 17. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016. PMID: 27315272 Free article.
On the basis of previous results showing that music training positively influences different aspects of speech perception and cognition, the aim of this series of experiments was to test the hypothesis that adult professional musicians would learn the meaning of nov …
On the basis of previous results showing that music training positively influences different aspects of speech perception and cogniti …
Independent component processes underlying emotions during natural music listening.
Rogenmoser L, Zollinger N, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Rogenmoser L, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Sep;11(9):1428-39. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw048. Epub 2016 Apr 11. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016. PMID: 27217116 Free PMC article.
The aim of this study was to investigate the brain processes underlying emotions during natural music listening. To address this, we recorded high-density electroencephalography (EEG) from 22 subjects while presenting a set of individually matched whole musical exce …
The aim of this study was to investigate the brain processes underlying emotions during natural music listening. To address this, we …
Detection of independent functional networks during music listening using electroencephalogram and sLORETA-ICA.
Jäncke L, Alahmadi N. Jäncke L, et al. Neuroreport. 2016 Apr 13;27(6):455-61. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000563. Neuroreport. 2016. PMID: 26934285 Free article.
The measurement of brain activation during music listening is a topic that is attracting increased attention from many researchers. ...The most prominent difference is found in the anterior part of the perisylvian brain region, with stronger activations seen in the left-si …
The measurement of brain activation during music listening is a topic that is attracting increased attention from many researchers. . …
The "silent" imprint of musical training.
Klein C, Liem F, Hänggi J, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Klein C, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Feb;37(2):536-46. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23045. Epub 2015 Nov 5. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016. PMID: 26538421 Free PMC article.
However, until now, it is widely unknown whether this specific imprint of musical practice can still be detected during rest when no musical instrument is used. Therefore, we applied high-density electroencephalography and evaluated whole-brain functional connectivi …
However, until now, it is widely unknown whether this specific imprint of musical practice can still be detected during rest when no …
Music and the heart.
Koelsch S, Jäncke L. Koelsch S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Eur Heart J. 2015 Nov 21;36(44):3043-9. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv430. Epub 2015 Sep 9. Eur Heart J. 2015. PMID: 26354957 Free article. Review.
Moreover, HR and RR tend to increase in response to music compared with silence, and HR appears to decrease in response to unpleasant music compared with pleasant music. We found no studies that would provide evidence for entrainment of HR to musical b …
Moreover, HR and RR tend to increase in response to music compared with silence, and HR appears to decrease in response to unpleasant …
Time course of EEG oscillations during repeated listening of a well-known aria.
Jäncke L, Kühnis J, Rogenmoser L, Elmer S. Jäncke L, et al. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Jul 20;9:401. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00401. eCollection 2015. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015. PMID: 26257624 Free PMC article.
We interpret the continuous increase in ERS observed in all frequency bands during music listening as an indicator of a particular neurophysiological and psychological state evoked by music listening. ...The overall state can be categorized as a psychological proces …
We interpret the continuous increase in ERS observed in all frequency bands during music listening as an indicator of a particular ne …
The Influence of Pre-stimulus EEG Activity on Reaction Time During a Verbal Sternberg Task is Related to Musical Expertise.
Klein C, Diaz Hernandez L, Koenig T, Kottlow M, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Klein C, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Topogr. 2016 Jan;29(1):67-81. doi: 10.1007/s10548-015-0433-7. Epub 2015 May 1. Brain Topogr. 2016. PMID: 25929715 Free article.
Previous work highlighted the possibility that musical training has an influence on cognitive functioning. The suggested reason for this influence is the strong recruitment of attention, planning, and working memory functions during playing a musical instrument. The …
Previous work highlighted the possibility that musical training has an influence on cognitive functioning. The suggested reason for t …
Bridging the gap between perceptual and cognitive perspectives on absolute pitch.
Elmer S, Rogenmoser L, Kühnis J, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 7;35(1):366-71. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3009-14.2015. J Neurosci. 2015. PMID: 25568128 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
We used electroencephalography and evaluated resting-state intracranial functional connectivity between the left ARC and DLPFC in a sample of musicians with and without AP. Results demonstrate significantly increased left-hemispheric theta phase synchronization in AP compa …
We used electroencephalography and evaluated resting-state intracranial functional connectivity between the left ARC and DLPFC in a sample o …
Interhemispheric transcallosal connectivity between the left and right planum temporale predicts musicianship, performance in temporal speech processing, and functional specialization.
Elmer S, Hänggi J, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Struct Funct. 2016 Jan;221(1):331-44. doi: 10.1007/s00429-014-0910-x. Epub 2014 Nov 21. Brain Struct Funct. 2016. PMID: 25413573
Our results indicate increased connectivity between the left and right PT in musicians compared to nonmusicians, as indexed by reduced mean RD. ...Most notably, RD was related to the performance in the phonetic categorization task, musical aptitudes, as well as to B …
Our results indicate increased connectivity between the left and right PT in musicians compared to nonmusicians, as indexed by reduce …
Absolute pitch: evidence for early cognitive facilitation during passive listening as revealed by reduced P3a amplitudes.
Rogenmoser L, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Rogenmoser L, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Mar;27(3):623-37. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00708. Epub 2014 Aug 29. J Cogn Neurosci. 2015. PMID: 25170790 Free article.
Specifically, AP participants exhibited smaller P3a amplitudes, especially in between-tone category conditions, and P3a responses correlated significantly with the age of commencement of musical training, suggesting an influence of early musical exposure on AP. ...
Specifically, AP participants exhibited smaller P3a amplitudes, especially in between-tone category conditions, and P3a responses correlated …
Auditory evoked responses in musicians during passive vowel listening are modulated by functional connectivity between bilateral auditory-related brain regions.
Kühnis J, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Kühnis J, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Dec;26(12):2750-61. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00674. Epub 2014 Jun 4. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014. PMID: 24893742 Free article.
Results clearly revealed that auditory-evoked N1 responses were shaped by musical expertise. In addition, in line with our reasoning musicians showed an overall increased intracerebral functional connectivity (as indexed by lagged phase synchronization) in theta, al …
Results clearly revealed that auditory-evoked N1 responses were shaped by musical expertise. In addition, in line with our reasoning …
Music and language expertise influence the categorization of speech and musical sounds: behavioral and electrophysiological measurements.
Elmer S, Klein C, Kühnis J, Liem F, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Oct;26(10):2356-69. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00632. Epub 2014 Apr 4. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014. PMID: 24702451 Free article.
With this purpose in mind, we compared the categorization of speech, music, and neutral sounds between professional musicians, simultaneous interpreters (SIs), and controls in response to morphed speech-noise, music-noise, and speech-music continua. .. …
With this purpose in mind, we compared the categorization of speech, music, and neutral sounds between professional musicians, …
Verbal learning in the context of background music: no influence of vocals and instrumentals on verbal learning.
Jäncke L, Brügger E, Brummer M, Scherrer S, Alahmadi N. Jäncke L, et al. Behav Brain Funct. 2014 Mar 26;10:10. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-10-10. Behav Brain Funct. 2014. PMID: 24670048 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
One group served as control group while the 4 further groups served as experimental groups. The control group learned without background music while the 4 experimental groups were exposed to vocal or instrumental musical pieces during learning with different subject …
One group served as control group while the 4 further groups served as experimental groups. The control group learned without background …
The encoding of vowels and temporal speech cues in the auditory cortex of professional musicians: an EEG study.
Kühnis J, Elmer S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Kühnis J, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Jul;51(8):1608-18. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 May 7. Neuropsychologia. 2013. PMID: 23664833
Here, we applied a multi-feature mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm in order to systematically investigate the neuronal representation of vowels and temporally manipulated CV syllables in a homogeneous sample of string players and non-musicians. Based on previous work indi …
Here, we applied a multi-feature mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm in order to systematically investigate the neuronal representation of vo …
Musical expertise affects attention as reflected by auditory-evoked gamma-band activity in human EEG.
Ott CG, Stier C, Herrmann CS, Jäncke L. Ott CG, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroreport. 2013 Jun 19;24(9):445-50. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328360abdb. Neuroreport. 2013. PMID: 23660630
Musical expertise has been shown to induce widespread structural and functional alterations in the brain, even-handedly affecting top-down and bottom-up factors. ...In this study, we examined the effects of musicianship and attention on the intensity modulation of the audi
Musical expertise has been shown to induce widespread structural and functional alterations in the brain, even-handedly affecting top
An empirical reevaluation of absolute pitch: behavioral and electrophysiological measurements.
Elmer S, Sollberger S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013 Oct;25(10):1736-53. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00410. Epub 2013 May 6. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013. PMID: 23647515 Free article.
Auditory-evoked N1/P2 potentials did not reveal differences between the two groups, thus indicating that AP is not necessarily driven by a differential pitch encoding ability at the processing level of the auditory cortex. Otherwise, AP musicians performed the conceptual a …
Auditory-evoked N1/P2 potentials did not reveal differences between the two groups, thus indicating that AP is not necessarily driven by a d …
Increased cortical surface area of the left planum temporale in musicians facilitates the categorization of phonetic and temporal speech sounds.
Elmer S, Hänggi J, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Cortex. 2013 Nov-Dec;49(10):2812-21. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.03.007. Epub 2013 Apr 1. Cortex. 2013. PMID: 23628644
Behavioural results indicated that musicians and non-musicians achieved a comparable performance in the categorization of CV syllables, whereas the musicians performed significantly better than the controls in the more demanding reduced-spectrum condition. Th …
Behavioural results indicated that musicians and non-musicians achieved a comparable performance in the categorization of CV s …
Processing of self-initiated speech-sounds is different in musicians.
Ott CG, Jäncke L. Ott CG, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Feb 22;7:41. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00041. eCollection 2013. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013. PMID: 23439973 Free PMC article.
Musicians and musically untrained individuals have been shown to differ in a variety of functional brain processes such as auditory analysis and sensorimotor interaction. ...In contrast, non-musicians did not show such an effect....
Musicians and musically untrained individuals have been shown to differ in a variety of functional brain processes such as aud
Pre-attentive modulation of brain responses to tones in coloured-hearing synesthetes.
Jäncke L, Rogenmoser L, Meyer M, Elmer S. Jäncke L, et al. BMC Neurosci. 2012 Dec 14;13:151. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-151. BMC Neurosci. 2012. PMID: 23241212 Free PMC article.
Individuals with CH synesthesia "see" colours when hearing tones, words, or music; this specific phenomenon suggesting a close relationship between auditory and visual representations. ...
Individuals with CH synesthesia "see" colours when hearing tones, words, or music; this specific phenomenon suggesting a close relati …
Cortical thickness of supratemporal plane predicts auditory N1 amplitude.
Liem F, Zaehle T, Burkhard A, Jäncke L, Meyer M. Liem F, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroreport. 2012 Dec 5;23(17):1026-30. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32835abc5c. Neuroreport. 2012. PMID: 23076120
The auditory-evoked potential's N1 component of the scalp electroencephalogram is a well-established measure of electrical brain activity. ...Cortical thickness, rather than surface area, in a cluster on the posterior supratemporal plane, predominantly located on Heschl' …
The auditory-evoked potential's N1 component of the scalp electroencephalogram is a well-established measure of electrical brain acti …
Musicianship boosts perceptual learning of pseudoword-chimeras: an electrophysiological approach.
Kühnis J, Elmer S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Kühnis J, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Topogr. 2013 Jan;26(1):110-25. doi: 10.1007/s10548-012-0237-y. Epub 2012 Jun 27. Brain Topogr. 2013. PMID: 22736323 Free article.
This perceptual learning effect, which varies as a function of musical expertise, was reflected by a reduction of the P2-like microstate duration. Results may mirror transfer effects from musical training to the processing of spectral information in speech sounds. . …
This perceptual learning effect, which varies as a function of musical expertise, was reflected by a reduction of the P2-like microst …
The Relationship between Music and Language.
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. Front Psychol. 2012 Apr 27;3:123. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00123. eCollection 2012. Front Psychol. 2012. PMID: 22557987 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
The dynamic audio-motor system in pianists.
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Apr;1252:246-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06416.x. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012. PMID: 22524366
Musical expertise induces neuroplasticity of the planum temporale.
Meyer M, Elmer S, Jäncke L. Meyer M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Apr;1252:116-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06450.x. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012. PMID: 22524348 Review.
Since the bilateral PT is known to serve as a spectrotemporal processor that supports perception of acoustic modulations in both speech and music, it comes as no surprise that musical expertise corresponds to functional sensitivity and neuroanatomical changes in cor …
Since the bilateral PT is known to serve as a spectrotemporal processor that supports perception of acoustic modulations in both speech and …
Diminished whole-brain but enhanced peri-sylvian connectivity in absolute pitch musicians.
Jäncke L, Langer N, Hänggi J. Jäncke L, et al. J Cogn Neurosci. 2012 Jun;24(6):1447-61. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00227. Epub 2012 Apr 23. J Cogn Neurosci. 2012. PMID: 22524277 Free article. Clinical Trial.
Although all groups demonstrated typical small-world features, AP musicians showed significant small-world alterations. "Degree" as a measure of interconnectedness was globally significantly decreased in AP musicians. ...In addition, AP musicians demonstrated …
Although all groups demonstrated typical small-world features, AP musicians showed significant small-world alterations. "Degree" as a …
The spatiotemporal characteristics of elementary audiovisual speech and music processing in musically untrained subjects.
Elmer S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Int J Psychophysiol. 2012 Mar;83(3):259-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.09.011. Epub 2011 Sep 25. Int J Psychophysiol. 2012. PMID: 21946344
Hence, we estimated AV interaction patterns by comparing the responses to AV stimuli with the averaged responses to the unimodal visual and auditory stimuli in musically untrained subjects and by presenting syllables and piano tones coupled with flashlights. ...This study …
Hence, we estimated AV interaction patterns by comparing the responses to AV stimuli with the averaged responses to the unimodal visual and …
Processing of voiced and unvoiced acoustic stimuli in musicians.
Ott CG, Langer N, Oechslin MS, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Ott CG, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Psychol. 2011 Sep 6;2:195. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00195. eCollection 2011. Front Psychol. 2011. PMID: 21922011 Free PMC article.
Past research has shown that musical training induces changes in the processing of supra-segmental aspects of speech, such as pitch and prosody. ...We propose that musicians utilize the same network to analyze unvoiced stimuli as for the analysis of voiced stimuli. …
Past research has shown that musical training induces changes in the processing of supra-segmental aspects of speech, such as pitch a …
Long-term exposure to music enhances the sensitivity of the auditory system in children.
Meyer M, Elmer S, Ringli M, Oechslin MS, Baumann S, Jancke L. Meyer M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Sep;34(5):755-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07795.x. Epub 2011 Aug 16. Eur J Neurosci. 2011. PMID: 21848923
This event-related brain potential study aims to contribute to the present debate regarding the effect of musical training on the maturation of the human auditory nervous system. To address this issue, we recorded the mismatch negativity (MMN) evoked by violin and pure sin …
This event-related brain potential study aims to contribute to the present debate regarding the effect of musical training on the mat …
Neurofunctional and behavioral correlates of phonetic and temporal categorization in musically trained and untrained subjects.
Elmer S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Elmer S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Mar;22(3):650-8. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr142. Epub 2011 Jun 16. Cereb Cortex. 2012. PMID: 21680844 Free article.
Furthermore, it has been repeatedly shown that the functional and structural architecture of this supratemporal brain region differs as a function of musical training. In the present study, we used the functional magnetic resonance imaging technique, in a sample of profess …
Furthermore, it has been repeatedly shown that the functional and structural architecture of this supratemporal brain region differs as a fu …
Refinement of metre perception--training increases hierarchical metre processing.
Geiser E, Sandmann P, Jäncke L, Meyer M. Geiser E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Dec;32(11):1979-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07462.x. Epub 2010 Nov 3. Eur J Neurosci. 2010. PMID: 21050278
Musicians and musical novices were tested in a mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm for their sensitivity to perceptual accents on tones of the same pulse level (metre-congruent deviant) and on tones of a lower hierarchical level (metre-incongruent deviant). The diffe
Musicians and musical novices were tested in a mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm for their sensitivity to perceptual accents
Neurophysiological evidence of impaired musical sound perception in cochlear-implant users.
Sandmann P, Kegel A, Eichele T, Dillier N, Lai W, Bendixen A, Debener S, Jancke L, Meyer M. Sandmann P, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Clin Neurophysiol. 2010 Dec;121(12):2070-82. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2010.04.032. Epub 2010 Jun 8. Clin Neurophysiol. 2010. PMID: 20570555
OBJECTIVE: Music perception with a cochlear implant (CI) can be unsatisfactory because current-day implants are primarily designed to enable speech discrimination. ...CONCLUSIONS: CI users have difficulties in discriminating small changes in the acoustic properties of m
OBJECTIVE: Music perception with a cochlear implant (CI) can be unsatisfactory because current-day implants are primarily designed to …
Music listening while you learn: no influence of background music on verbal learning.
Jäncke L, Sandmann P. Jäncke L, et al. Behav Brain Funct. 2010 Jan 7;6:3. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-6-3. Behav Brain Funct. 2010. PMID: 20180945 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
BACKGROUND: Whether listening to background music enhances verbal learning performance is still disputed. In this study we investigated the influence of listening to background music on verbal learning performance and the associated brain activations. ...We found ho …
BACKGROUND: Whether listening to background music enhances verbal learning performance is still disputed. In this study we investigat …
The plasticity of the superior longitudinal fasciculus as a function of musical expertise: a diffusion tensor imaging study.
Oechslin MS, Imfeld A, Loenneker T, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Oechslin MS, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010 Feb 8;3:76. doi: 10.3389/neuro.09.076.2009. eCollection 2009. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010. PMID: 20161812 Free PMC article.
We utilized diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate white matter plasticity in musicians with absolute pitch (AP), relative pitch and non-musicians. ...A voxel-based analysis revealed three clusters within the left hemisphere SLF that showed significant positi …
We utilized diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate white matter plasticity in musicians with absolute pitch (AP), relative pit …
The plastic human brain.
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2009;27(5):521-38. doi: 10.3233/RNN-2009-0519. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2009. PMID: 19847074 Review.
PURPOSE: In this review I summarize and discuss reported findings of structural and functional plasticity in the intact human brain. METHODS: The main focus is placed on research that uses musicians as a model to study brain plasticity. I summarize therefore mostly studies …
PURPOSE: In this review I summarize and discuss reported findings of structural and functional plasticity in the intact human brain. METHODS …
Absolute pitch--functional evidence of speech-relevant auditory acuity.
Oechslin MS, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Oechslin MS, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Feb;20(2):447-55. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhp113. Epub 2009 Jul 10. Cereb Cortex. 2010. PMID: 19592570 Free PMC article.
By systematically varying the lexical and/or prosodic information of speech stimuli, we demonstrated consistent activation differences in AP musicians compared with RP musicians and nonmusicians. These differences relate to stronger activations in the posterior part …
By systematically varying the lexical and/or prosodic information of speech stimuli, we demonstrated consistent activation differences in AP …
Evaluation of evoked potentials to dyadic tones after cochlear implantation.
Sandmann P, Eichele T, Buechler M, Debener S, Jäncke L, Dillier N, Hugdahl K, Meyer M. Sandmann P, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain. 2009 Jul;132(Pt 7):1967-79. doi: 10.1093/brain/awp034. Epub 2009 Mar 17. Brain. 2009. PMID: 19293240 Free article.
The present study examined hemispheric asymmetries of auditory evoked potentials to musical sounds in cochlear implant users to evaluate the effect of this type of implantation on neuronal activity. ...
The present study examined hemispheric asymmetries of auditory evoked potentials to musical sounds in cochlear implant users to evalu …
White matter plasticity in the corticospinal tract of musicians: a diffusion tensor imaging study.
Imfeld A, Oechslin MS, Meyer M, Loenneker T, Jancke L. Imfeld A, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2009 Jul 1;46(3):600-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.02.025. Epub 2009 Mar 3. Neuroimage. 2009. PMID: 19264144
We performed fiber tractography and subsequent voxelwise analysis, region of interest (ROI) analysis, and detailed slicewise analysis of diffusion parameters in the corticospinal tract (CST) on 26 professional musicians and a control group of 13 participants. All analyses …
We performed fiber tractography and subsequent voxelwise analysis, region of interest (ROI) analysis, and detailed slicewise analysis of dif …
Music drives brain plasticity.
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. F1000 Biol Rep. 2009 Oct 14;1:78. doi: 10.3410/B1-78. F1000 Biol Rep. 2009. PMID: 20948610 Free PMC article.
Music is becoming more and more of an issue in the cognitive neurosciences. A major finding in this research area is that musical practice is associated with structural and functional plasticity of the brain. ...
Music is becoming more and more of an issue in the cognitive neurosciences. A major finding in this research area is that musical
Early electrophysiological correlates of meter and rhythm processing in music perception.
Geiser E, Ziegler E, Jancke L, Meyer M. Geiser E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Cortex. 2009 Jan;45(1):93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2007.09.010. Epub 2008 Nov 7. Cortex. 2009. PMID: 19100973
Furthermore, we compared a group of long-term trained subjects (musicians) to non-musicians. As expected, behavioural data revealed that trained subjects performed significantly better than untrained subjects. ...Thus, our data suggest that meter and rhythm percepti …
Furthermore, we compared a group of long-term trained subjects (musicians) to non-musicians. As expected, behavioural data rev …
Music, memory and emotion.
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. J Biol. 2008 Aug 8;7(6):21. doi: 10.1186/jbiol82. J Biol. 2008. PMID: 18710596 Free PMC article. Review.
Because emotions enhance memory processes and music evokes strong emotions, music could be involved in forming memories, either about pieces of music or about episodes and information associated with particular music. A recent study in BMC Neuroscience …
Because emotions enhance memory processes and music evokes strong emotions, music could be involved in forming memories, eithe …
The multiple synaesthete E.S.: neuroanatomical basis of interval-taste and tone-colour synaesthesia.
Hänggi J, Beeli G, Oechslin MS, Jäncke L. Hänggi J, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2008 Nov 1;43(2):192-203. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.07.018. Epub 2008 Jul 22. Neuroimage. 2008. PMID: 18692578
Based on diffusion tensor and T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging we performed fractional anisotropy (FA) analysis, probabilistic fibre tractography, and voxel-based morphometry in the synaesthete E.S. compared with 17 professional musicians and 20 normal control …
Based on diffusion tensor and T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging we performed fractional anisotropy (FA) analysis, probabilistic fibre t …
Randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of music on the virtual reality laparoscopic learning performance of novice surgeons.
Miskovic D, Rosenthal R, Zingg U, Oertli D, Metzger U, Jancke L. Miskovic D, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Surg Endosc. 2008 Nov;22(11):2416-20. doi: 10.1007/s00464-008-0040-8. Epub 2008 Jul 12. Surg Endosc. 2008. PMID: 18622551 Free article. Clinical Trial.
METHODS: For this study, 45 junior surgeons with no previous laparoscopic experience were randomly assigned to three equal groups. Group 1 listened to activating music; group 2 listened to deactivating music; and group 3 had no music (control) while each part …
METHODS: For this study, 45 junior surgeons with no previous laparoscopic experience were randomly assigned to three equal groups. Group 1 l …
Enhancement of auditory-evoked potentials in musicians reflects an influence of expertise but not selective attention.
Baumann S, Meyer M, Jäncke L. Baumann S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Dec;20(12):2238-49. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2008.20157. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008. PMID: 18457513 Free article.
To date, however, it is unknown whether an enlarged cortical representation for (instrumental) tones or increased neuronal activity provoked by focused attention in musicians accounts for the reported difference. In an attempt to systematically investigate the influence of …
To date, however, it is unknown whether an enlarged cortical representation for (instrumental) tones or increased neuronal activity provoked …
Short-term plasticity in the auditory system: differential neural responses to perception and imagery of speech and music.
Meyer M, Elmer S, Baumann S, Jancke L. Meyer M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2007;25(3-4):411-31. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2007. PMID: 17943016
Source estimation evinced bilateral engagement of anterior temporal cortex, which was generally stronger for imagery of music relative to imagery of speech. While we did not observe lateralized activity for the imagery of syllables we noted significantly increased rightwar …
Source estimation evinced bilateral engagement of anterior temporal cortex, which was generally stronger for imagery of music relativ …
Computer-based multisensory learning in children with developmental dyslexia.
Kast M, Meyer M, Vögeli C, Gross M, Jäncke L. Kast M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2007;25(3-4):355-69. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2007. PMID: 17943011
METHODS: Forty-three children with developmental dyslexia and 37 carefully matched normal reading children performed a computer-based writing training (15-20 minutes 4 days a week) for three months with the aim to recode a sequential textual input string into a multi-sensory repr …
METHODS: Forty-three children with developmental dyslexia and 37 carefully matched normal reading children performed a computer-based writin …
A network for audio-motor coordination in skilled pianists and non-musicians.
Baumann S, Koeneke S, Schmidt CF, Meyer M, Lutz K, Jancke L. Baumann S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Res. 2007 Aug 3;1161:65-78. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2007.05.045. Epub 2007 Jun 4. Brain Res. 2007. PMID: 17603027
Playing a musical instrument requires efficient auditory and motor processing. ...The aim of our study is to provide a detailed description of cortical structures that participate in this audio-motor coordination network in professional pianists and non-musicians. I …
Playing a musical instrument requires efficient auditory and motor processing. ...The aim of our study is to provide a detailed descr …
Modulation of corticospinal activity by strong emotions evoked by pictures and classical music: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study.
Baumgartner T, Willi M, Jäncke L. Baumgartner T, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroreport. 2007 Feb 12;18(3):261-5. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328012272e. Neuroreport. 2007. PMID: 17314668
For that purpose, we applied a newly developed method to evoke strong emotional experiences by the simultaneous presentation of musical and pictorial stimuli of congruent emotional valence. We uncovered enhanced motor-evoked potentials, irrespective of valence, during the …
For that purpose, we applied a newly developed method to evoke strong emotional experiences by the simultaneous presentation of musical
Converging evidence of ERD/ERS and BOLD responses in motor control research.
Jäncke L, Lutz K, Koeneke S. Jäncke L, et al. Prog Brain Res. 2006;159:261-71. doi: 10.1016/S0079-6123(06)59018-1. Prog Brain Res. 2006. PMID: 17071237 Review.
First, we found that maximum finger tapping speed is a matter of training as shown for professional musicians. Secondly, we demonstrated that different finger tapping speeds are accompanied by different hemodynamic responses in the primary hand motor area (M1), the cerebel …
First, we found that maximum finger tapping speed is a matter of training as shown for professional musicians. Secondly, we demonstra …
Electrical brain imaging reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of timbre perception in humans.
Meyer M, Baumann S, Jancke L. Meyer M, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2006 Oct 1;32(4):1510-23. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.04.193. Epub 2006 Jun 22. Neuroimage. 2006. PMID: 16798014
The involvement of extra-auditory areas in timbre perception may imply the presence of a highly associative processing level which might be generally related to musical sensations and integrates widespread medial areas of the human cortex. ...
The involvement of extra-auditory areas in timbre perception may imply the presence of a highly associative processing level which might be …
A network for sensory-motor integration: what happens in the auditory cortex during piano playing without acoustic feedback?
Baumann S, Koeneke S, Meyer M, Lutz K, Jäncke L. Baumann S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1060:186-8. doi: 10.1196/annals.1360.038. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005. PMID: 16597763
Playing a musical instrument requires efficient auditory as well as motor processing. ...
Playing a musical instrument requires efficient auditory as well as motor processing. ...
Neural control of playing a reversed piano: empirical evidence for an unusual cortical organization of musical functions.
Jäncke L, Baumann S, Koeneke S, Meyer M, Laeng B, Peters M, Lutz K. Jäncke L, et al. Neuroreport. 2006 Mar 20;17(4):447-51. doi: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000204978.91253.33. Neuroreport. 2006. PMID: 16514374
Using functional magnetic imaging techniques and neuropsychological tests, we studied a young male musician (C.S.) who performs at a professional level both on a regular piano keyboard and on a reverse keyboard (reversed right to left). ...We suggest that C.S
Using functional magnetic imaging techniques and neuropsychological tests, we studied a young male musician (C.S.) who perform …
The emotional power of music: how music enhances the feeling of affective pictures.
Baumgartner T, Lutz K, Schmidt CF, Jäncke L. Baumgartner T, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Brain Res. 2006 Feb 23;1075(1):151-64. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2005.12.065. Epub 2006 Feb 3. Brain Res. 2006. PMID: 16458860
Music is an intriguing stimulus widely used in movies to increase the emotional experience. However, no brain imaging study has to date examined this enhancement effect using emotional pictures (the modality mostly used in emotion research) and musical excerpts. The
Music is an intriguing stimulus widely used in movies to increase the emotional experience. However, no brain imaging study has to da
From emotion perception to emotion experience: emotions evoked by pictures and classical music.
Baumgartner T, Esslen M, Jäncke L. Baumgartner T, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Int J Psychophysiol. 2006 Apr;60(1):34-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2005.04.007. Epub 2005 Jul 5. Int J Psychophysiol. 2006. PMID: 15993964
Models of the emotion circuits in the brain have for the most part ignored emotions arising from musical stimuli. To our knowledge, this is the first emotion brain study which examined the influence of visual and musical stimuli on brain processing. ...The emotional …
Models of the emotion circuits in the brain have for the most part ignored emotions arising from musical stimuli. To our knowledge, t …
Scanning silence: mental imagery of complex sounds.
Bunzeck N, Wuestenberg T, Lutz K, Heinze HJ, Jancke L. Bunzeck N, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2005 Jul 15;26(4):1119-27. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.03.013. Neuroimage. 2005. PMID: 15893474 Clinical Trial.
Compared to the control condition, we found bilateral activations in the primary and secondary auditory cortices (including Heschl's gyrus and planum temporale) during perception of complex sounds. ...The results show that imagery and perception of complex sounds that do n …
Compared to the control condition, we found bilateral activations in the primary and secondary auditory cortices (including Heschl's
Synaesthesia: when coloured sounds taste sweet.
Beeli G, Esslen M, Jäncke L. Beeli G, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Nature. 2005 Mar 3;434(7029):38. doi: 10.1038/434038a. Nature. 2005. PMID: 15744291
Of the different types of synaesthesia, most have colour as the concurrent perception, with concurrent perceptions of smell or taste being rare. Here we describe the case of a musician who experiences different tastes in response to hearing different musical tone in …
Of the different types of synaesthesia, most have colour as the concurrent perception, with concurrent perceptions of smell or taste being r …
A voxel-based approach to gray matter asymmetries.
Luders E, Gaser C, Jancke L, Schlaug G. Luders E, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2004 Jun;22(2):656-64. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.01.032. Neuroimage. 2004. PMID: 15193594
After determining that the VBM method was sufficiently sensitive for the detection of differences in GM asymmetries between groups, we found that male AP musicians were more leftward lateralized in the anterior region of the planum temporale (PT) than male non-AP musici
After determining that the VBM method was sufficiently sensitive for the detection of differences in GM asymmetries between groups, we found …
Long-term training affects cerebellar processing in skilled keyboard players.
Koeneke S, Lutz K, Wüstenberg T, Jäncke L. Koeneke S, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroreport. 2004 Jun 7;15(8):1279-82. doi: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000127463.10147.e7. Neuroreport. 2004. PMID: 15167549
Both groups showed strong hemodynamic responses in the cerebellum during the task conditions. However, non-musicians showed generally stronger hemodynamic responses in the cerebellum than keyboard players. ...
Both groups showed strong hemodynamic responses in the cerebellum during the task conditions. However, non-musicians showed generally …
Functional anatomy of pitch memory--an fMRI study with sparse temporal sampling.
Gaab N, Gaser C, Zaehle T, Jancke L, Schlaug G. Gaab N, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuroimage. 2003 Aug;19(4):1417-26. doi: 10.1016/s1053-8119(03)00224-6. Neuroimage. 2003. PMID: 12948699
Sets of 24 axial slices were acquired with a variable delay time (between 0 and 6 s) between the end of the auditory stimulation and the MR acquisition. Individual imaging time points were combined into three clusters (0-2, 3-4, and 5-6 s after the end of the audito …
Sets of 24 axial slices were acquired with a variable delay time (between 0 and 6 s) between the end of the auditory stimulation and …
The musician's brain as a model of neuroplasticity.
Münte TF, Altenmüller E, Jäncke L. Münte TF, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2002 Jun;3(6):473-8. doi: 10.1038/nrn843. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2002. PMID: 12042882 Review.
There are two advantages to studying plasticity in musicians: the complexity of the eliciting stimulus music and the extent of their exposure to this stimulus. Here, we focus on the functional and anatomical differences that have been detected in musicians by …
There are two advantages to studying plasticity in musicians: the complexity of the eliciting stimulus music and the extent of …
What is special about the brains of musicians?
Jäncke L. Jäncke L. Neuroreport. 2002 May 7;13(6):741-2. doi: 10.1097/00001756-200205070-00001. Neuroreport. 2002. PMID: 11997679 No abstract available.
Cortical activations in primary and secondary motor areas for complex bimanual movements in professional pianists.
Jäncke L, Shah NJ, Peters M. Jäncke L, et al. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2000 Sep;10(1-2):177-83. doi: 10.1016/s0926-6410(00)00028-8. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2000. PMID: 10978706
Hemodynamic responses were measured applying functional magnetic resonance imaging in two professional piano players and two carefully matched non-musician control subjects during the performance of self-paced bimanual and unimanual tapping tasks. ...The results showed tha …
Hemodynamic responses were measured applying functional magnetic resonance imaging in two professional piano players and two carefully match …
Hand skill asymmetry in professional musicians.
Jäncke L, Schlaug G, Steinmetz H. Jäncke L, et al. Brain Cogn. 1997 Aug;34(3):424-32. doi: 10.1006/brcg.1997.0922. Brain Cogn. 1997. PMID: 9292190
Increased left-hand skill in musicians accounted for their reduced asymmetry. Musicians predominantly playing keyboard instruments demonstrated superior tapping performance than musicians playing predominantly string instruments, although they did not differ …
Increased left-hand skill in musicians accounted for their reduced asymmetry. Musicians predominantly playing keyboard instrum …
Motor cortex and hand motor skills: structural compliance in the human brain.
Amunts K, Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Steinmetz H, Schleicher A, Dabringhaus A, Zilles K. Amunts K, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Hum Brain Mapp. 1997;5(3):206-15. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0193(1997)5:3<206::AID-HBM5>3.0.CO;2-7. Hum Brain Mapp. 1997. PMID: 20408216
It is unknown whether functional plasticity in response to the acquisition of new motor skills and the continued performance of complicated bimanual movements for years is associated with structural changes in the organization of the motor cortex. Professional musicians, e …
It is unknown whether functional plasticity in response to the acquisition of new motor skills and the continued performance of complicated …
Increased corpus callosum size in musicians.
Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Huang Y, Staiger JF, Steinmetz H. Schlaug G, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Neuropsychologia. 1995 Aug;33(8):1047-55. doi: 10.1016/0028-3932(95)00045-5. Neuropsychologia. 1995. PMID: 8524453
Using in-vivo magnetic resonance morphometry it was investigated whether the midsagittal area of the corpus callosum (CC) would differ between 30 professional musicians and 30 age-, sex- and handedness-matched controls. Our analyses revealed that the anterior half of the C …
Using in-vivo magnetic resonance morphometry it was investigated whether the midsagittal area of the corpus callosum (CC) would differ betwe …
In vivo evidence of structural brain asymmetry in musicians.
Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Huang Y, Steinmetz H. Schlaug G, et al. Among authors: jancke l. Science. 1995 Feb 3;267(5198):699-701. doi: 10.1126/science.7839149. Science. 1995. PMID: 7839149
Musicians with perfect pitch revealed stronger leftward planum temporale asymmetry than nonmusicians or musicians without perfect pitch. The results indicate that outstanding musical ability is associated with increased leftward asymmetry of cortex subserving
Musicians with perfect pitch revealed stronger leftward planum temporale asymmetry than nonmusicians or musicians without perf