EEG studies in the perception of simple and complex rhythms

  • H. Petsche
  • P. Rappelsberger
  • O. Filz
  • G. H. Gruber
Part of the Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series book series


The concept of a beat, a musical pulse underlying any melody, is fundamental to any kind of music; in the most primitive civilizations, it is even the predominant musical quality. The eminent role of rhythm in influencing subconscious strata of the individual is used in different kinds of relaxation training such as the Autogenic Training, where the wanted autosuggestive instructions have turned out to be most efficient when they were given rhythmically.


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  • H. Petsche
  • P. Rappelsberger
  • O. Filz
  • G. H. Gruber

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