Effects of timbre and tempo change on memory for music.

  title={Effects of timbre and tempo change on memory for music.},
  author={Andrea R. Halpern and Daniel M{\"u}llensiefen},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={61 9},
We investigated the effects of different encoding tasks and of manipulations of two supposedly surface parameters of music on implicit and explicit memory for tunes. In two experiments, participants were first asked to either categorize instrument or judge familiarity of 40 unfamiliar short tunes. Subsequently, participants were asked to give explicit and implicit memory ratings for a list of 80 tunes, which included 40 previously heard. Half of the 40 previously heard tunes differed in timbre… CONTINUE READING

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