A influência que o treino físico e musical tem na componente melódica e rítmica da perceção musical

  • Fabíola José Gonçalves Mano (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The neural processing of music is highly complex, incorporates temporal regularities, and has a hierarchical organization with acoustic characteristics processed according to their complexity. The individual differences in musical perception are a significant obstacle, and the motor system is constantly involved in these competencies. The principal objective of this study is to explore the impact of musical training, physical training, and both on the performance of the melodic and temporal components of musical perception, assessed by the Montreal Amusia Assessment Battery (MBEA). There are 120 volunteer participants, where 64 participants are female, and 56 participants are male, aged between18 and 32 years (M = 23.02; SD = 3.44) and with a standard of 14 years of education (SD= 1.89). By comparing score groups of musicians (N = 30), athletes (N = 30), dancers (N= 30), and individuals without any additional training whatsoever (N = 30), our results aim that there is a differential impact of the physical and musical training, on theperformance in all battery tests (scale, contour, interval, rhythm, meter, and musicalmemory) including at the respective global index. Although the overlap scores betweengroups, the slight differences are not significant. However, the dancers present betteraverage performances in the temporal components of musical perception than all the other groups. Accordingly, we should not exclude the embodiment favor of metrics. On the other hand, the group of musicians has better average results in melodic components. We also found relevant correlations on performance to years of practice, age at which it started, the number of weekly hours practiced, and the regularity with which participants listen to music weekly
Date of Award16 Feb 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Vânia Silva Nunes (Supervisor)


  • Music perception
  • Embodiment
  • Physical training


  • Mestrado em Neuropsicologia

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