Musical training, individual differences and the cocktail party problem.

Patel, Aniruddh D.
Swaminathan, Jayaganesh.
Mason, Christine R.
Streeter, Timothy M.
Best, Virginia.
Kidd, Gerald D.
2015

Are musicians better able to understand speech in noise than non-musicians? Recent findings have produced contradictory results. Here we addressed this question by asking musicians and non-musicians to understand target sentences masked by other sentences presented from different spatial locations, the classical 'cocktail party problem' in speech science. We found that musicians obtained a substan... read more

Subjects
Musicians.
Speech--Study and teaching.
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009079
Original publication
Swaminathan, J. et al. Musical training, individual differences and the cocktail party problem. Sci. Rep. 5, 11628; doi: 10.1038/srep11628 (2015).
ID: tufts:17145
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