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Does the beat always beat you? Why some people can't hear music.
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References:
Sacks, O. (2010). Musicophilia: Tales of music and the brain. Random House LLC. https://books.google.com/books?id=yaDzEjEaio8C&lpg=PP1&dq=oliver%20sacks%20musicophilia&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=oliver%20sacks%20musicophilia&f=false
Palmer, C., Lidji, P., & Peretz, I. (2014). Losing the beat: deficits in temporal coordination. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1658), 20130405. http://classic.rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/369/1658/20130405.full
Sowiński, J., & Dalla Bella, S. (2013). Poor synchronization to the beat may result from deficient auditory-motor mapping. Neuropsychologia, 51(10), 1952-1963. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/248383460_Poor_synchronization_to_the_beat_may_result_from_deficient_auditory-motor_mapping/file/e0b495211d0dc8c838.pdf
Grahn, J. A., & Brett, M. (2007). Rhythm and beat perception in motor areas of the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(5), 893-906. http://www.brainmusic.org/EducationalActivitiesFolder/Grahn_rhythm2007.pdf
Patel, A. D., Iversen, J. R., Bregman, M. R., & Schulz, I. (2009). Experimental evidence for synchronization to a musical beat in a nonhuman animal. Current Biology, 19(10), 827-830. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982209008902
Maguire, S. E., Schmidt, M. F., & White, D. J. (2013). Social brains in context: lesions targeted to the song control system in female cowbirds affect their social network. PloS one, 8(5), e63239. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063239

Music by Podington Bear:
"Easygoing": http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Thoughtful/Easygoing
"Biplane": http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Strummed/Biplane
"Infant": http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Yearning/Infant

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