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How might musical experience affect speech processing? Relation of musical skills to speech perception and speaker recognition

Thu, 2014-02-13 16:00 - 17:00
BRAMS Laboratory : BRAMS - 0120 1430 boul Mont Royal, Montreal, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada Map
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Abstract:

Although evidence suggests that music and language perception may be dissociable, there are also data demonstrating a relation between musical skills and the processing of lexical tones. Music conservatory students, unfamiliar with tonal languages, have demonstrated higher accuracy in identifying, discriminating, and imitating the four lexical tones of Mandarin Chinese, as compared to university students who had not received conservatory training.

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