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The Philosophy of RhythmAesthetics, Music, Poetics$
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Peter Cheyne, Andy Hamilton, and Max Paddison

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199347773

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199347773.001.0001

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Metric Entrainment and the Problem(s) of Perception

Metric Entrainment and the Problem(s) of Perception

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(p.171) 11 Metric Entrainment and the Problem(s) of Perception
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The Philosophy of Rhythm
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Justin London

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0012

Chapter 11 discusses the limits and mechanisms of our perceptual faculties for auditory rhythm. Perhaps more than vision, a consideration of auditory perception, and our auditory perception of rhythm in particular, reminds us that the perceptual process is not a linear chain of information from the external world to the mind, but an active interplay between mind and world. But while considering our senses as perceptual systems—as cross-modal—solves some problems of perception, it creates other, perhaps deeper ones, the author argues. In the case of musical rhythm, our rhythmic percepts are often non-veridical, as we add accents, beats, and grouping structure to otherwise undifferentiated stimuli.

Keywords:   rhythm, problem of perception, perception, auditory, cross-modal, accent, beat, grouping

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