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The Effects of Music on Auditory-Motor Integration for Speech: A Behavioral Priming and Interference Study

Abstract Language and music are fundamentally entwined within human culture. The two domains share similar properties including rhythm, acoustic complexity, and hierarchical structure. Although language and music have commonalities, abilities in these two domains have been found to dissociate after brain damage, leaving unanswered questions about their interconnectedness, including can one domain support the other when damage occurs? Evidence supporting this question exists for speech production. Musical pitch and rhythm are employed in Melodic Intonation Therapy to improve expressive language recovery, but little is known about the effects of music on the recovery of speech perception and receptive language. This research is one of the first to add... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor LaCroix, Arianna (Author) / Rogalsky, Corianne (Advisor) / Gray, Shelley (Committee member) / Liss, Julie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Speech therapy / Communication / behavioral / interference / Melodic Intonation Therapy / music / priming / speech perception
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Communication Disorders 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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