Something in the Way She Sings

@article{Weiss2012SomethingIT,
  title={Something in the Way She Sings},
  author={Michael W. Weiss and Sandra E. Trehub and E. Glenn Schellenberg},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={1074 - 1078}
}
Across species, there is considerable evidence of preferential processing for biologically significant signals such as conspecific vocalizations and the calls of individual conspecifics. Surprisingly, music cognition in human listeners is typically studied with stimuli that are relatively low in biological significance, such as instrumental sounds. The present study explored the possibility that melodies might be remembered better when presented vocally rather than instrumentally. Adults… 

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