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Music Training Does Not Increase Shadowing Accuracy in a Dichotic-Listening Task

Poster Session X - Board: X-125
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Laura M. Getz
Elizabethtown College

While shadowing textbook passages, musicians and non-musicians heard instrumental music, vocal music, and prose presented in the unattended ear. Results demonstrated significant right ear advantages for both groups, but no differences in shadowing accuracy between them. Additionally, a trend for the vocal condition resulting in more shadowing errors was found.

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