The music of language: an ERP investigation of the effects of musical training on emotional prosody processing.

@article{Pinheiro2015TheMO,
  title={The music of language: an ERP investigation of the effects of musical training on emotional prosody processing.},
  author={Ana P Pinheiro and Margarida Vasconcelos and Marcelo Magalh{\~a}es Dias and Nuno Arrais and {\'O}scar F Gonçalves},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2015},
  volume={140},
  pages={24-34}
}
Recent studies have demonstrated the positive effects of musical training on the perception of vocally expressed emotion. This study investigated the effects of musical training on event-related potential (ERP) correlates of emotional prosody processing. Fourteen musicians and fourteen control subjects listened to 228 sentences with neutral semantic content, differing in prosody (one third with neutral, one third with happy and one third with angry intonation), with intelligible semantic… CONTINUE READING
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