Memory for music: Effect of melody on recall of text

Wallace, Wanda T.
November 1994
Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition;Nov94, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p1471
Academic Journal
Examines the influence of music on the learning and recall. Demonstration of the theory that text is better recalled when heard as a song rather than a speech, provided the music repeats; Contribution of melody to rhythmical information; Features of memory recall and learning through music.


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