Rhythm Perception: Pulse and Meter
Pulse and meter are perceptual/attentional responses to patterns of timing and stress in acoustic rhythms. Pulse corresponds to the perception of periodicity, while meter corresponds to the perception of alternating strong and weak beats. Pulse and meter are thought to arise as cortical rhythms entrain to acoustic rhythms, influencing temporal expectancy and attention. Computational models of pulse and meter as neural resonance to acoustic rhythms are based on theoretical models of neural oscillation.
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