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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (11): 1844-1853.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01844

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 The facilitation effect of music learning on speech processing

 NAN Yun   

  1.  (State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China)
  • Received:2017-03-15 Online:2017-11-15 Published:2017-09-25
  • Contact: NAN Yun, E-mail: nany@ E-mail: E-mail: nany@
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Abstract:  Music learning can develop individuals’ artistic cultivation. Moreover, music learning has facilitation effect on speech processing. In recent years, researchers around the world have carried out related cross-sectional studies using musicians and individuals with music learning disabilities. Some longitudinal studies examining the impact of music learning have also appeared. It is notable that most of the evidence supporting the positive impact of music learning on speech processing mainly comes from cross-sectional studies. More longitudinal studies which could identify causal relationships between music learning and speech processing are still necessary. This line of work will help music learning to be more widely considered in educational and clinical settings.

Key words: music learning, speech processing, congenital amusia

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