R. L. Garner's scientific contributions

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Describes the author's use of the phonograph to convert the human voice into the sounds of various instruments. Conversions of animal sounds into music are also described. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)


... Studying the relation between these two entities dates back to the nineteenth century. Gamer (1892) studied animal noise and the human voice and transformed these sounds to musical instruments like piccolo and other flutes. More recently, sophisticated techniques like event-related potential (ERP), positron emission tomography (PET), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have been used to study perceptual elements of music and language in order to gather information on the functional and neural architecture of both domains (Brown, Martinez, & Parsons, 2006; Jeffries, Fritz, & Braun, 2003; Patel, 2003). ...