Does It Really Matter? Separating the Effects of Musical Training on Syntax Acquisition

@inproceedings{Brod2012DoesIR,
  title={Does It Really Matter? Separating the Effects of Musical Training on Syntax Acquisition},
  author={Garvin Brod and Bertram Opitz},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
  year={2012}
}
The possible transfer of musical expertise to the acquisition of syntactical structures in first and second language has emerged recently as an intriguing topic in the research of cognitive processes. However, it is unlikely that the benefits of musical training extend equally to the acquisition of all syntactical structures. As cognitive transfer presumably requires overlapping processing components and brain regions involved in these processing components, one can surmise that transfer… CONTINUE READING
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