Rhythm perception and music cognition: a brief survey


  • Letícia Dias de Lima Universidade Estadual Paulista




How does our mind process musical rhythm? Based on recent researches and theories on music cognition, the present paper seeks to clarify this question by discussing some issues related to rhythm perception, such as the mental processes involved in the recognition, coding, and retrieval of rhythm and the influence of enculturation and formal musical training on these processes.


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Biografia do Autor

Letícia Dias de Lima, Universidade Estadual Paulista

Master candidate at UNESP (Institute of Arts) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marcos Mesquita, where she is a member of the "Percepção Musical" study group, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Graziela Bortz. Holds a degree in Music with Qualification in Popular Piano (FMU-2011). She started her music studies at the age of thirteen at the Conservatório Vila Mariana (founded in 1957), where since 2008 she teaches piano lessons and develops didactic materials for the popular piano course. She performs as pianist and composer of Brazilian instrumental music in the project Trio Lá do B. E-mail: leticiadiaspiano@gmail.com


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de Lima, L. D. (2017). Rhythm perception and music cognition: a brief survey. Revista Vórtex, 5(3), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2017.5.3.2159