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The melodic brain: How we stay tuned to vocal pitch in speech

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Chien,  Pei-Ju
International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Chien, P.-J. (2021). The melodic brain: How we stay tuned to vocal pitch in speech. Spektrum.de SciLogs: Thinky & Brain.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0009-865B-A
Abstract
In everyday conversations, we are not only paying attention to what the words mean but also how the words are expressed. For example, when a colleague just dropped by our office and said “Coffee?” with a vocal pitch rise, we probably would know in an eyeblink that this is an invitation to have some coffee together – more than simple information about a hot tasty drink in the kitchen.