Effects of background music on phonological short-term memory

@inproceedings{Salam1989EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of background music on phonological short-term memory},
  author={Pierre Salam{\'e} and Alan D. Baddeley},
  year={1989}
}
Immediate memory for visually presented verbal material is disrupted by concurrent speech, even when the speech is unattended and in a foreign language. Unattended noise does not produce a reliable decrement. These results have been interpreted in terms of a phonological short-term store that excludes non-speechlike sounds. The characteristics of this exclusion process were explored by studying the effects of music on the serial recall of sequences of nine digits presented visually. Experiment… CONTINUE READING

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