Pitch and rhythmic patterns affecting infants' sensitivity to musical phrase structure.

  title={Pitch and rhythmic patterns affecting infants' sensitivity to musical phrase structure.},
  author={Peter W. Jusczyk and Carol Krumhansl},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={19 3},
The present studies were undertaken to learn more about the nature of the cues that underlie infants' perception of musical phrase structure. Experiment 1 demonstrated that infants in Krumhansl and Jusczyk's (1990) study were responding to the phrase structure instead of to the beginnings and endings of Mozart minuet stimuli. Experiment 2 showed that infants treat musical passages with pauses inserted at phrase boundaries much as they do unaltered versions of the same passages. Experiments 3… CONTINUE READING

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