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Hearing music in ensembles

This is an article from Physics Today that was brought to our attention by Dr. George Vogel.  His comments on the article and why we in the QUEST group might be interested in the material…

As far as my comments on the article, all of the music illusions were the result of our brain (Libet soup) unconsciously interpreting what we are hearing based upon our experience.  I thought it interesting that Helmholtz ( back in the 1890s) was thinking along the same lines as we are.  (See middle of the highlighted box by his picture.)  The last two
paragraphs in the article are consistent with our findings in the Friday meetings.

Anyone interested in reading the full article can follow this link to purchase it. I will also post some summary slides that we put together.
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