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What is Entrainment? Definition and applications in musical research

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Title: What is Entrainment? Definition and applications in musical research
Creators: Clayton, Martin
Keywords: dynamical attending
neuronal oscillators
recursiveness
interaction
Issue Date: 2012-01
Publisher: Empirical Musicology Review
Citation: Empirical Musicology Review, v7 n1-2 (Jan-Apr 2012), 49-56
Abstract: Entrainment theory describes the process of interaction between independent rhythmical processes. This paper defines entrainment in this general sense, then briefly explores its significance for human behaviour, and for music- making in particular. The final section outlines a research method suitable for studies of entrainment in inter-personal coordination, and with reference to published studies suggests that the study of musical entrainment can be a source of rich insight also for the study of human social interactions and their meanings.
Series/Report no.: EMR0000137a
ISSN: 1559-5749
Other Identifiers: EMR0000137a
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52979
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