Speech and music shape the listening brain: evidence for shared domain-general mechanisms

Asaridou, Salomi S.; McQueen, James M.; Besson, Mireille; James, Clara E.; Margulis, Elizabeth H.
June 2013
Frontiers in Psychology;Jun2013, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
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