This book describes the processes which underlie rhythmic behavior. It explores specific types of rhythmic behaviour, the production and perception of rhythm in music and speech, and addresses the relationship between rhythm and speech.
Part I: Mental Timekeepers Internal Clocks, Oscillators and Complex Dynamics 1. Timekeepers versus nonlinear oscillators: How the approaches differ 2. Considerations regarding a comprehensive model of (poly)rhythmic movement 3. Limitations of the scanning procedure in assessing changes in coordination dynamics due to learning 4. The learning and transfer of multifrequency patterns Part II: Tapping and Synchronization 5. On the nature of variability in isochronous serial interval production 6. Synchronization error: An error in time perception 7. Subliminal temporal discrimination revealed in sensorimotor coordination 8. Tempo change: Timing of simple temporal ratios 9. Dynamics and embodiment in beat induction Part III: Time Perception and Estimation 10. Demonstrations of time-shrinking 11. Spatial attention deficits and the perception of interaural rhythmic sequences - a preliminary analysis 12. Information processing in the central executive: Effects of concurrent temporal production and memory updating tasks Part IV: Expressive Timing in Music 13. Rhythmic aspects of vibrato 14. On time: The influence of tempo, structure and style on the timing of grace notes in skilled musical performance 15. Rhythm in music performance and perceived structure Part V: Rhythm and Meter in Music and Speech 16. Complexity measures of musical rhythms 17. Why musicians tap slower than nonmusicians 18. Effects of delayed auditory feedback on speech: Just a problem of displaced rhythm? 19. Preliminary investigations of French and English speech rhythm: Are cross-linguistic differences in rhythmic organisation primarily metrical in origin?