What does the Study of Music tell us about How the Brain Deals with Language?

Daniele Schön

University of Marseille



In this presentation I will start by presenting some advantages of a comparative approach in the study of language processing and more in general in the definition of a cognitive function. I will then focus on the similarity of temporal structures in music and speech and the extent to which they may emerge from similar neural dynamics and influence each other. I will finish by showing the implication of this view in terms of language rehabilitation in different pathologies.