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Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005)

Charlotte Desmet, Bénédicte Poulin-Charronnat, Philippe Lalitte and Pierre Perruchet (2009) JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION. 35(1). p.299-305
abstract
In a recent study, G. Kuhn and Z. Dienes (2005) reported that participants previously exposed to a set of musical tunes generated by a biconditional grammar subsequently preferred new tunes that respected the grammar over new ungrammatical tunes. Because the study and test tunes did not share any chunks of adjacent intervals, this result may be construed as straightforward evidence for the implicit learning of a structure that was only governed by nonlocal dependency rules. It is shown here that the grammar modified the statistical distribution of perceptually salient musical events, such as the probability that tunes covered an entire octave. When the influence of these confounds was removed, the effect of grammaticality disappeared.
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nonadjacent dependencies, music, biconditional grammar, abstraction, rule
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JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION
J. Exp. Psychol.-Learn. Mem. Cogn.
volume
35
issue
1
pages
299 - 305
Web of Science type
editorial material
Web of Science id
000262095400024
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
3.344 (2009)
JCR rank
12/71 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
0278-7393
DOI
10.1037/a0014278
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English
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604555
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-604555
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2009-04-30 14:54:28
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2009-05-06 15:19:29
@misc{604555,
  abstract     = {In a recent study, G. Kuhn and Z. Dienes (2005) reported that participants previously exposed to a set
of musical tunes generated by a biconditional grammar subsequently preferred new tunes that respected
the grammar over new ungrammatical tunes. Because the study and test tunes did not share any chunks
of adjacent intervals, this result may be construed as straightforward evidence for the implicit learning
of a structure that was only governed by nonlocal dependency rules. It is shown here that the grammar
modified the statistical distribution of perceptually salient musical events, such as the probability that
tunes covered an entire octave. When the influence of these confounds was removed, the effect of
grammaticality disappeared.},
  author       = {Desmet, Charlotte and Poulin-Charronnat, B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte and Lalitte, Philippe and Perruchet, Pierre},
  issn         = {0278-7393},
  keyword      = {nonadjacent dependencies,music,biconditional grammar,abstraction,rule},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {299--305},
  series       = {JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION},
  title        = {Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0014278},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Desmet, Charlotte, Bénédicte Poulin-Charronnat, Philippe Lalitte, and Pierre Perruchet. 2009. “Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005).” Journal of Experimental Psychology-learning Memory and Cognition.
APA
Desmet, Charlotte, Poulin-Charronnat, B., Lalitte, P., & Perruchet, P. (2009). Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION.
Vancouver
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Desmet C, Poulin-Charronnat B, Lalitte P, Perruchet P. Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION. 2009. p. 299–305.
MLA
Desmet, Charlotte, Bénédicte Poulin-Charronnat, Philippe Lalitte, et al. “Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules:A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005).” JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION 2009 : 299–305. Print.