Audiovisualidade em música: processos perceptivos e cognitivos

Translated title of the contribution: Audiovisual in music: processes perceptual and cognitive

Igor Ortega, Gustavo Gattino, Regina Santos

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Both the auditory system, like the visual system, both located in regions very close to the brain encode frequencies (sound and light) that enter our sensory system, where vision and hearing, on information to the brain, giving us conditions to know what we are relating. Sensory substitution is employed to compensate the loss of one sensory modality, converting the information prejudiced towards the other direction not affected. The audiovisual integration is a topic rarely addressed in musical literature. In studies on music and neuroscience, this has been an ongoing issue. The contributions of these studies offer several hypotheses that relate to audiovisual synesthesia, perceiving objects by listening session, manifestation of language and perception of emotions by visualizing the musical performance. Thus, the purpose of this article is to present some of these contributions and discuss how they can assist musicians, music teachers and music therapists in their work practice and the formulation of new research hypotheses. A conceptual review that is carried out to assess how audiovisual can help in musical practice, whether in music education or music therapy. For this, we highlight the work of Wilmer making a relationship between musical notes and colors using math concepts, graphic designer and music, and also the use of "CromoTMusic" software in an attempt to translate the auditory pattern in a visual standard.
Translated title of the contribution Audiovisual in music: processes perceptual and cognitive
Original languagePortuguese
JournalRevista Educação, Artes e Inclusão
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • audiovisual
  • music
  • integration
  • cognition
  • learning


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