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Decoding speech prosody: do music lessons help?
Emotion. 2004 Mar; 4(1):46-64.E

Abstract

Three experiments revealed that music lessons promote sensitivity to emotions conveyed by speech prosody. After hearing semantically neutral utterances spoken with emotional (i.e., happy, sad, fearful, or angry) prosody, or tone sequences that mimicked the utterances' prosody, participants identified the emotion conveyed. In Experiment 1 (n=20), musically trained adults performed better than untrained adults. In Experiment 2 (n=56), musically trained adults outperformed untrained adults at identifying sadness, fear, or neutral emotion. In Experiment 3 (n=43), 6-year-olds were tested after being randomly assigned to 1 year of keyboard, vocal, drama, or no lessons. The keyboard group performed equivalently to the drama group and better than the no-lessons group at identifying anger or fear.

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Department of Psychology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada. b.thompson@utoronto.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15053726

Citation

Thompson, William Forde, et al. "Decoding Speech Prosody: Do Music Lessons Help?" Emotion (Washington, D.C.), vol. 4, no. 1, 2004, pp. 46-64.
Thompson WF, Schellenberg EG, Husain G. Decoding speech prosody: do music lessons help? Emotion. 2004;4(1):46-64.
Thompson, W. F., Schellenberg, E. G., & Husain, G. (2004). Decoding speech prosody: do music lessons help? Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 4(1), 46-64.
Thompson WF, Schellenberg EG, Husain G. Decoding Speech Prosody: Do Music Lessons Help. Emotion. 2004;4(1):46-64. PubMed PMID: 15053726.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Decoding speech prosody: do music lessons help? AU - Thompson,William Forde, AU - Schellenberg,E Glenn, AU - Husain,Gabriela, PY - 2004/4/1/pubmed PY - 2004/6/16/medline PY - 2004/4/1/entrez SP - 46 EP - 64 JF - Emotion (Washington, D.C.) JO - Emotion VL - 4 IS - 1 N2 - Three experiments revealed that music lessons promote sensitivity to emotions conveyed by speech prosody. After hearing semantically neutral utterances spoken with emotional (i.e., happy, sad, fearful, or angry) prosody, or tone sequences that mimicked the utterances' prosody, participants identified the emotion conveyed. In Experiment 1 (n=20), musically trained adults performed better than untrained adults. In Experiment 2 (n=56), musically trained adults outperformed untrained adults at identifying sadness, fear, or neutral emotion. In Experiment 3 (n=43), 6-year-olds were tested after being randomly assigned to 1 year of keyboard, vocal, drama, or no lessons. The keyboard group performed equivalently to the drama group and better than the no-lessons group at identifying anger or fear. SN - 1528-3542 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15053726/Decoding_speech_prosody:_do_music_lessons_help L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/emo/4/1/46 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -