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PSY 397 Psychology of the Arts
Study Guide 17
Psychology & Musical Phenomena
Today we’ll take a look at some interesting musical phenomena and take a look at some of the
psychological and neurological reasons they exist.
1. What octaves, frequencies, pitch heights, pitch chroma, and what do they have to do with
one another?
( )Why
do you think Wikipedia refers to octaves as “musical miracles?” (see )
2. What are harmonic frequencies?What do harmonic frequencies have to do with one
instrument sounding different from another?
( you only need to watch the first half.
The last half is cool, but I’m not planning on talk about it.)
3. What’s a tonotopic map and how would neurons in different regions of the tonotopic map
respond to pitches with the same chroma but different height?
on/TonotopicMaps.html )
4. Is there other evidence suggesting a neural representation of octave equivalence?
( )
5. What is a Shepard tone and what does it have to do with tone chroma and height?
pard_tones.htm )
6. Music played in a minor key is often perceived as sounding sad, why is that?
( )
7. Why do so many people dislike dissonance in music? ( )
8. What is the devil’s interval? ( )
9. Why does the devil’s interval sound scary to so many? Is there anything besides the notes
themselves that lend themselves to a sense of doom or evil?
( )
PSY 397 Psychology of the Arts
Study Guide 17
10. Shifting to something more positive, why do people experience Musical chills when
listening to or getting ready to listen to music?
( )
11. What is stream segregation and how can it help us to appreciate music? (Do the
demonstrations! )
12. What is amusia? ( )
13. Is amusia related to difficulties with stream segregation or to other perceptual problems?
( )
This is not part of the study guide, but I stumbled on an amazing website that contains
demonstrations of tons of auditory phenomenon that I’ve been looking for for years. You’re
welcome to explore!
This study guide is dedicated to the memory of Ira Hirsch: