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How can we play together? Temporal inconsistencies in neural coding of music

  • Björn Vickhoff (a1)

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If sensory organs encode environment, this code must be decoded to perception. The currently dominant theory of perception – predictive coding – assumes a “Bayesian decoder,” a probability function, which will present (to whom?) an optimal guess, given previous encodings of the environment – old codes testing new codes. Such a process would delay perception noticeably. This is inconsistent with the perception of music, which for several reasons must be direct.

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How can we play together? Temporal inconsistencies in neural coding of music

  • Björn Vickhoff (a1)

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