Evidence for enhanced interoceptive accuracy in professional musicians

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dc.contributor.author Schirmer-Mokwa, K.
dc.contributor.author Rafiei Fard, P.
dc.contributor.author Zamorano Andrés, Ana María
dc.contributor.author Finkel, S.
dc.contributor.author Birbaumer, N.
dc.contributor.author Kleber, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T08:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T08:38:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/149549
dc.description.abstract [eng] Interoception is defined as the perceptual activity involved in the processing of internal bodily signals. While the ability of internal perception is considered a relatively stable trait, recent data suggest that learning to integrate multisensory information can modulate it. Making music is a uniquely rich multisensory experience that has shown to alter motor, sensory, and multimodal representations in the brain of musicians. We hypothesize that musical training also heightens interoceptive accuracy comparable to other perceptual modalities. Thirteen professional singers, twelve string players, and thirteen matched non-musicians were examined using a well-established heartbeat discrimination paradigm complemented by self-reported dispositional traits. Results revealed that both groups of musicians displayed higher interoceptive accuracy than non-musicians, whereas no differences were found between singers and string-players. Regression analyses showed that accumulated musical practice explained about 49% variation in heartbeat perception accuracy in singers but not in string-players. Psychometric data yielded a number of psychologically plausible inter-correlations in musicians related to performance anxiety. However, dispositional traits were not a confounding factor on heartbeat discrimination accuracy. Together, these data provide first evidence indicating that professional musicians show enhanced interoceptive accuracy compared to non-musicians. We argue that musical training largely accounted for this effect.
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dc.relation.isformatof Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00349
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience, 2015, p. 1-13
dc.rights cc-by (c) Schirmer-Mokwa, K. et al., 2015
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.title Evidence for enhanced interoceptive accuracy in professional musicians
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.updated 2019-07-04T08:38:59Z
dc.subject.keywords musicians
dc.subject.keywords Interoception
dc.subject.keywords Insula
dc.subject.keywords heartbeat perception
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00349

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