A music perception disorder (congenital amusia) influences speech comprehension

@article{Liu2015AMP,
  title={A music perception disorder (congenital amusia) influences speech comprehension},
  author={Fang Liu and Cunmei Jiang and Bei Wang and Yi Xu and Aniruddh D. Patel},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={66},
  pages={111-118}
}
This study investigated the underlying link between speech and music by examining whether and to what extent congenital amusia, a musical disorder characterized by degraded pitch processing, would impact spoken sentence comprehension for speakers of Mandarin, a tone language. Sixteen Mandarin-speaking amusics and 16 matched controls were tested on the intelligibility of news-like Mandarin sentences with natural and flat fundamental frequency (F0) contours (created via speech resynthesis) under… CONTINUE READING

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