Are musicians listening to sounds in a different way than non-musicians?

Authors

  • Elzbieta B. Slawinski Psychology Department, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alta., Canada
  • Kim Goddard Psychology Department, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alta., Canada
  • Stephan Bonfield Psychology Department, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alta., Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic noise, Attenuation, Audition, Musical instruments, Natural frequencies, Speech communication, Speech intelligibility, White noise, Rapid auditory presentations (RAP)

Abstract

Response of musicians and non musicians to a target sound in the presence of simultaneous distracters was compared. The attentuation of auditory attentional blink was examined in the group of musicians. The results showed that the musicians have an attenuated auditory attentional blink compared to non-musicians and the magnitude of the auditory attentional blink was significantly reduced for this group.

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Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Slawinski EB, Goddard K, Bonfield S. Are musicians listening to sounds in a different way than non-musicians?. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Jul. 27];30(3):162-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1505

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada