Listening to music is a fantastically complex mental process, since it involves both translating the various sound waves into a meaningful pattern, and recognizing and responding to the emotional content of the piece. (Greenfield, Susan, con. Ed. Brain Power. p 61. MA: The Ivy Press Limited, 1999.)
Dominant view of current scientific thinking and contemporary philosophy: the totality of human thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences (including listening) are contained in patterns of electrochemical activity in the brain. (Sternberg, Barbara, PhD. Music & the Brain. p 10-11. CA: Institute for natural Resources, Home-Study #2320, 2009).