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Music in Our Ears: The Biological Bases of Musical Timbre Perception

  • Kailash Patil,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel Pressnitzer,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS-Université Paris Descartes & DEC, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France

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  • Shihab Shamma,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mounya Elhilali mail

    mounya@jhu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: November 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002759
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Kailash Patil, Mounya Elhilali
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Daniel Pressnitzer
Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS-Université Paris Descartes & DEC, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
Shihab Shamma
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mounya@jhu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KP DP SS ME. Performed the experiments: KP DP SS ME. Analyzed the data: KP DP SS ME. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KP DP SS ME. Wrote the paper: KP DP SS ME.