Behavioral and subcortical signatures of musical expertise in Mandarin Chinese speakers

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dc.contributor.author Dawson, Caitlin
dc.contributor.author Tervaniemi, Mari
dc.contributor.author Aalto, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T12:52:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T12:52:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-04
dc.identifier.citation Dawson , C , Tervaniemi , M & Aalto , D 2018 , ' Behavioral and subcortical signatures of musical expertise in Mandarin Chinese speakers ' , PLoS One , vol. 13 , no. 1 , 0190793 . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190793
dc.identifier.other PURE: 97400011
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 2a165b15-cfec-4d7a-be09-936afe084c33
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000419239900044
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85040009031
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-9651-2929/work/40898378
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3662-4184/work/40902420
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231399
dc.description.abstract Both musical training and native language have been shown to have experience-based plastic effects on auditory processing. However, the combined effects within individuals are unclear. Recent research suggests that musical training and tone language speaking are not clearly additive in their effects on processing of auditory features and that there may be a disconnect between perceptual and neural signatures of auditory feature processing. The literature has only recently begun to investigate the effects of musical expertise on basic auditory processing for different linguistic groups. This work provides a profile of primary auditory feature discrimination for Mandarin speaking musicians and nonmusicians. The musicians showed enhanced perceptual discrimination for both frequency and duration as well as enhanced duration discrimination in a multifeature discrimination task, compared to nonmusicians. However, there were no differences between the groups in duration processing of nonspeech sounds at a subcortical level or in subcortical frequency representation of a nonnative tone contour, for f(o) or for the first or second formant region. The results indicate that musical expertise provides a cognitive, but not subcortical, advantage in a population of Mandarin speakers. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject HUMAN BRAIN-STEM
dc.subject LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE
dc.subject AUDITORY-DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject VOWEL DURATION
dc.subject MUSICIANS
dc.subject PITCH
dc.subject SPEECH
dc.subject SOUND
dc.subject REPRESENTATION
dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.title Behavioral and subcortical signatures of musical expertise in Mandarin Chinese speakers en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Cognitive Brain Research Unit
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization CICERO Learning
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization Medicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Psychology and Logopedics
dc.contributor.organization Brain, Music and Learning
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190793
dc.relation.issn 1932-6203
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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