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Karsten Steinhauer – “ERP signatures of accent processing and musical phrasing”

15 January 2009 @ 16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

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Karsten Steinhauer, McGill University, will give a talk at BRAMS on January 15th, 2009 at 4pm entitled “ERP signatures of accent processing and musical phrasing”.


Accents in music can be realized in various ways, including tone shortening or lengthening, changes in melodic contour, and timbre changes. Previous ERP research has typically employed simple oddball paradigms focusing on one accent type at a time, and has found mismatch negativities and P300 components. I will present data of a recent study looking at interactions among accent types in more complex musical stimuli (short melodies). The second part of the talk will address the controversial question as to whether prosodic phrasing in speech and music rely on similar or domain-specific neuro-cognitive mechanisms. After providing an overview of previous ERP findings in both areas, I will discuss a recent ERP experiment on boundary perception that employed a stimulus continuum ranging from original speech signals to hummed sentence melodies to music-like stimuli derived from the speech signals.


15 January 2009
16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
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BRAMS, Suite 0-120
1430 boul. Mont Royal, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada
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