Singing as a form of vocal imitation - Mechanisms and deficits

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dc.contributor.author Pfordresher, Peter
dc.contributor.author Mantell, James
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-03T06:30:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-03T06:30:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20911
dc.description.abstract There has been a recent upsurge of interest in the neural and cognitive bases of inaccurate singing, commonly referred to as “tone deafness.” Explanations of this deficit have commonly focused on perceptual and motor functions. It is clear, however, that neither of these mechanisms can fully account for deficits in singing. We summarize the results of several studies concerning inaccurate, or “poor pitch” singing. Taken together, the results of these studies argue that the basis for singing-related deficits lies in the link between perception and action, rather than strictly motoric or perceptual factors. Moreover, singing deficits may involve general purpose vocal imitation mechanisms, rather than mechanisms that are specific to music. en
dc.format.extent 425-430
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other singing en
dc.subject.other tone deafness en
dc.subject.other vocal imitation en
dc.subject.other music performance en
dc.title Singing as a form of vocal imitation - Mechanisms and deficits en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2009411309
dc.identifier.conference ESCOM 2009 : 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

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