Infants perception of rhythmic patterns

Tonya Bergeson-Dana, Sandra E. Trehub

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Abstract

We explored 9-month-old infants perception of auditory temporal sequences in a series of three experiments. In Experiment 1, we presented some infants with tone sequences that were expected to induce a strongly metric framework and others with a sequence that was expected to induce a weakly metric framework or no such framework. Infants detected a change in the context of the former sequences but not in the latter sequence. In Experiment 2, infants listened to a tone sequence with temporal cues to duple or triple meter. Infants detected a change in the pattern with duple meter but not in the pattern with triple meter. In Experiment 3, infants listened to a tone sequence with harmonic cues to duple or triple meter. As in Experiment 2, infants detected a change in the context of the duple meter pattern but not in the context of triple meter. These findings are consistent with processing predispositions for auditory temporal sequences that induce a metric framework, particularly those in duple meter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-360
Number of pages16
JournalMusic Perception
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Infants perception of rhythmic patterns. / Bergeson-Dana, Tonya; Trehub, Sandra E.

In: Music Perception, Vol. 23, No. 4, 04.2006, p. 345-360.

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Bergeson-Dana, Tonya ; Trehub, Sandra E. / Infants perception of rhythmic patterns. In: Music Perception. 2006 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 345-360.
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