volume 121, issue 4, P600-614 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0033294117734832
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Abstract: Music and language share perceptual resources, and both map sound to invariant categories-invariant over and within speakers for language and over instruments and keys for music. The effects of stimulus variability on lexical tone and musical interval tasks among non-tone language speakers were compared using a matching (XAB) task under varying levels of stimulus variability. Listeners perceived Mandarin words better with single rather than multiple speakers and showed similar advantages in melodic interval pe…

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