TITLE

INTERACTION OF PITCH AND DURATION PROCESSING BY NON-MUSICIANS IN READING MUSICAL NOTATION

AUTHOR(S)
HORNG-YIH LEE
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Perceptual & Motor Skills;Feb2013, Vol. 116 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To study the relation of pitch and duration processing in reading musical notation, a Stroop-like task was used by 20 non-musicians. A probe display was presented before each target note. Participants were required to process the tonal and metric information of the probe and then to make a match or mismatch decision between probe and target. The target's color informed participants which dimension (pitch or duration) required analysis. The congruity of the irrelevant dimension of the target was manipulated to examine the effect on the relevant dimension. The interference effect of the irrelevant dimension on the relevant dimension was obvious for number of errors and reaction times. This result is consistent with pitch and duration being processed interdependently and reconciles with the theory of dynamic attention.
ACCESSION #
90050348

 

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