The effects of the familiarity of the language of background music lyrics on a word memory task

Authors

  • Shawn King Dept. of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic noise, Amplitude modulation, Compact disks, Musical instruments, Quality assurance, Speech communication, Speech noise

Abstract

The effects of the familiarity of the language of background music lyrics on a word memory task were studied. Speech and music with lyrics disrupted subject's short-term recall abilities. It was concluded that the extraneous music and speech have an impact on memory and recall for other primary material presented at the same time.

Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

1.
King S. The effects of the familiarity of the language of background music lyrics on a word memory task. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002Sep.1 [cited 2021May6];30(3):158-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1503

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada