How the melody facilitates the message and vice versa in infant learning and memory.

@article{Thiessen2009HowTM,
  title={How the melody facilitates the message and vice versa in infant learning and memory.},
  author={Erik D. Thiessen and Jenny R. Saffran},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1169},
  pages={225-33}
}
Infants are often presented with input in which there are multiple related regularities, as is the case in musical input with both melodic and lyrical structure. Adult learners often learn more easily from complex input containing multiple correlated regularities than from simplified input. Do infants also capitalize on complexity, or instead do they benefit from simplified input? In this series of experiments, infants were presented with music in which melodic and lyrical structure predicted… CONTINUE READING

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