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Variability in prefrontal hemodynamic response during exposure to repeated self-selected music excerpts, a near-infrared spectroscopy study.

Moghimi S, Schudlo L, Chau T, Guerguerian AM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: Music-induced brain activity modulations in areas involved in emotion regulation may be useful in achieving therapeutic outcomes.Based on spatial and temporal characteristics of these observed hemodynamic changes, we defined a consistency index to represent variability across these domains.Consistency indexes were significantly different for identical versus non-identical musical excerpts when comparing a subset of repetitions.

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Affiliation: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Music-induced brain activity modulations in areas involved in emotion regulation may be useful in achieving therapeutic outcomes. Clinical applications of music may involve prolonged or repeated exposures to music. However, the variability of the observed brain activity patterns in repeated exposures to music is not well understood. We hypothesized that multiple exposures to the same music would elicit more consistent activity patterns than exposure to different music. In this study, the temporal and spatial variability of cerebral prefrontal hemodynamic response was investigated across multiple exposures to self-selected musical excerpts in 10 healthy adults. The hemodynamic changes were measured using prefrontal cortex near infrared spectroscopy and represented by instantaneous phase values. Based on spatial and temporal characteristics of these observed hemodynamic changes, we defined a consistency index to represent variability across these domains. The consistency index across repeated exposures to the same piece of music was compared to the consistency index corresponding to prefrontal activity from randomly matched non-identical musical excerpts. Consistency indexes were significantly different for identical versus non-identical musical excerpts when comparing a subset of repetitions. When all four exposures were compared, no significant difference was observed between the consistency indexes of randomly matched non-identical musical excerpts and the consistency index corresponding to repetitions of the same musical excerpts. This observation suggests the existence of only partial consistency between repeated exposures to the same musical excerpt, which may stem from the role of the prefrontal cortex in regulating other cognitive and emotional processes.

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Similarity topographies.The similarity topographies are shown across the recording locations for the six songs selected by participant 1. For each song, the six comparisons are shown for various repetitions, in the same order shown in Fig. 3.
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pone.0122148.g006: Similarity topographies.The similarity topographies are shown across the recording locations for the six songs selected by participant 1. For each song, the six comparisons are shown for various repetitions, in the same order shown in Fig. 3.

Mentions: The similarity topographies for participant 1 are shown in Fig. 6. The topographies varied when comparing different repetitions of the same song. For example for song # 2, the topographies e and f (corresponding to comparisons between 2nd and 4rd repetitions and 3rd and 4th repetitions) are very similar but differ substantially from b. Such observations showed the importance of investigating consistency between subsets of the repeated music pieces in addition to all four repetitions.


Variability in prefrontal hemodynamic response during exposure to repeated self-selected music excerpts, a near-infrared spectroscopy study.

Moghimi S, Schudlo L, Chau T, Guerguerian AM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Similarity topographies.The similarity topographies are shown across the recording locations for the six songs selected by participant 1. For each song, the six comparisons are shown for various repetitions, in the same order shown in Fig. 3.
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pone.0122148.g006: Similarity topographies.The similarity topographies are shown across the recording locations for the six songs selected by participant 1. For each song, the six comparisons are shown for various repetitions, in the same order shown in Fig. 3.
Mentions: The similarity topographies for participant 1 are shown in Fig. 6. The topographies varied when comparing different repetitions of the same song. For example for song # 2, the topographies e and f (corresponding to comparisons between 2nd and 4rd repetitions and 3rd and 4th repetitions) are very similar but differ substantially from b. Such observations showed the importance of investigating consistency between subsets of the repeated music pieces in addition to all four repetitions.

Bottom Line: Music-induced brain activity modulations in areas involved in emotion regulation may be useful in achieving therapeutic outcomes.Based on spatial and temporal characteristics of these observed hemodynamic changes, we defined a consistency index to represent variability across these domains.Consistency indexes were significantly different for identical versus non-identical musical excerpts when comparing a subset of repetitions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Music-induced brain activity modulations in areas involved in emotion regulation may be useful in achieving therapeutic outcomes. Clinical applications of music may involve prolonged or repeated exposures to music. However, the variability of the observed brain activity patterns in repeated exposures to music is not well understood. We hypothesized that multiple exposures to the same music would elicit more consistent activity patterns than exposure to different music. In this study, the temporal and spatial variability of cerebral prefrontal hemodynamic response was investigated across multiple exposures to self-selected musical excerpts in 10 healthy adults. The hemodynamic changes were measured using prefrontal cortex near infrared spectroscopy and represented by instantaneous phase values. Based on spatial and temporal characteristics of these observed hemodynamic changes, we defined a consistency index to represent variability across these domains. The consistency index across repeated exposures to the same piece of music was compared to the consistency index corresponding to prefrontal activity from randomly matched non-identical musical excerpts. Consistency indexes were significantly different for identical versus non-identical musical excerpts when comparing a subset of repetitions. When all four exposures were compared, no significant difference was observed between the consistency indexes of randomly matched non-identical musical excerpts and the consistency index corresponding to repetitions of the same musical excerpts. This observation suggests the existence of only partial consistency between repeated exposures to the same musical excerpt, which may stem from the role of the prefrontal cortex in regulating other cognitive and emotional processes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus