Laterality effects in the processing of melody and timbre.

@article{Boucher1997LateralityEI,
  title={Laterality effects in the processing of melody and timbre.},
  author={R Boucher and M. Philip Bryden},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1467-73}
}
Laterality for the processing of melody and timbre was investigated in 64 right-handed non-musicians. In one block of dichotic-listening trials, participants listened for a prespecified target melody, and in a second block they listened for a prespecified target instrument. Females were more accurate on the left ear in the melody task (whereas males tended to show no ear advantage), but there were no significant ear differences in the timbre task for either sex. This supports the idea of a… CONTINUE READING

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