Superior auditory spatial tuning in conductors

Thomas F. Münte*, Christine Kohlmetz, Wido Nager, Eckart Altenmüller

*Corresponding author for this work
86 Citations (Scopus)


Conducting a large orchestra is an impressive feat that simultaneously requires the intake of the whole musical gestalt and the analytical decomposition of the orchestral sound into its components1. How, for example, does a conductor identify a specific musician within a multiplayer section? Here we provide evidence from brain-potential recordings that experienced professional conductors develop enhanced auditory localization mechanisms in peripheral space.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number6820
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2001

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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