An investigation of auditory laterality effects for sung stimuli : influence of musical training and complexity of stimulus presentation

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Walter Stephen Mayo (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James W. Sherbon

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the viability of theories that verbal and musical components when presented as singing (combination of verbal and musical components) are processed: 1. using bilateral hemisphere involvement--parallel processing of components by both hemispheres; 2. using single hemisphere involvement--processing of both components by one hemisphere. Variables were considered that might affect the processing of sung stimuli: musical training of subjects and complexity of stimulus. Two hypotheses served as a basis for investigation: 1. Subjects with vocal training will process sung stimuli differently than subjects with other musical training. 2. Subjects with formal musical training will process variations in complexity of sung stimuli differently than subjects with limited musical training.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Auditory perception
Cerebral dominance

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