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  Classifying song and speech: Effects of focal temporal lesions and musical disorder

Merrill, J., Bangert, M., Sammler, D., & Friederici, A. D. (2016). Classifying song and speech: Effects of focal temporal lesions and musical disorder. Neurocase, 22(6), 496-504. doi:10.1080/13554794.2016.1237660.

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Merrill, Julia1, 2, 3, Author           
Bangert, Marc1, 4, Author           
Sammler, Daniela1, 5, Author           
Friederici, Angela D.1, Author           
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1Department Neuropsychology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634551              
2Department of Music, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany, ou_persistent22              
3Institute of Music, University of Kassel, Germany, ou_persistent22              
4Institute of Musician's Medicine, University of Music Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden, Germany, ou_persistent22              
5Otto Hahn Group Neural Bases of Intonation in Speech, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_1797284              

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Free keywords: Song; Speech; Amusia; Lesion; Temporal lobe
 Abstract: Song and speech represent two auditory categories the brain usually classifies fairly easily. Functionally,
this classification ability may depend to a great extent on characteristic features of pitch patterns
present in song melody and speech prosody. Anatomically, the temporal lobe (TL) has been discussed
as playing a prominent role in the processing of both. Here we tested individuals with congenital
amusia and patients with unilateral left and right TL lesions in their ability to categorize song and
speech. In a forced-choice paradigm, specifically designed auditory stimuli representing sung, spoken
and

ambiguous

stimuli (being perceived as

halfway between

song and speech), had to be classified
as either

song

or

speech

. Congenital amusics and TL patients, contrary to controls, exhibited a
surprising bias to classifying the ambiguous stimuli as

song

despite their apparent deficit to correctly
process features typical for song. This response bias possibly reflects a strategy where, based on
available context information (here: forced choice for either speech or song), classification of non-
processable items may be achieved through elimination of processable classes. This speech-based
strategy masks the pitch processing deficit in congenital amusics and TL lesion patients.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2016-03-032016-09-162016-10-112016-12
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2016.1237660
PMID: 27726501
Other: Epub 2016
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Title: Neurocase
Source Genre: Journal
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 22 (6) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 496 - 504 Identifier: ISSN: 1355-4794
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954928416980