How modality specific is the iambic-trochaic law? Evidence from vision.

@article{Pea2011HowMS,
  title={How modality specific is the iambic-trochaic law? Evidence from vision.},
  author={Marcela Pe{\~n}a and Ricardo Augusto Hoffmann Bion and Marina Nespor},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1199-208}
}
The iambic-trochaic law has been proposed to account for the grouping of auditory stimuli: Sequences of sounds that differ only in duration are grouped as iambs (i.e., the most prominent element marks the end of a sequence of sounds), and sequences that differ only in pitch or intensity are grouped as trochees (i.e., the most prominent element marks the beginning of a sequence). In 3 experiments, comprising a familiarization and a test phase, we investigated whether a similar grouping principle… CONTINUE READING

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