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

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  • 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
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  • Swaminathan, J. et al. Musical training, individual differences and the cocktail party problem. Sci. Rep. 5, 11628; doi: 10.1038/srep11628 (2015).
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