Musicians and the Metric Structure of Words

@article{Marie2011MusiciansAT,
  title={Musicians and the Metric Structure of Words},
  author={C{\'e}line Marie and Cyrille Magne and Mireille Besson},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={294-305}
}
The present study aimed to examine the influence of musical expertise on the metric and semantic aspects of speech processing. In two attentional conditions (metric and semantic tasks), musicians listened to short sentences ending in trisyllabic words that were semantically and/or metrically congruous or incongruous. Both ERPs and behavioral data were analyzed and the results were compared to previous nonmusicians' data. Regarding the processing of meter, results showed that musical expertise… CONTINUE READING
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