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Research in Music Series: Mary Farbood (NYU) on "The Temporal Dynamics of Music Versus Speech Processing"

Mary Farbood, NYU

Mary Farbood will present two studies comparing the temporal dynamics of music and speech. The first focuses on tempo and how it affects key-finding; these results are then compared to various timescales associated with speech processing. The second study examines decoding time of musical structure using a key-finding task and discusses those results in the context of analogous speech research. These experiments highlight both differences and similarities in how music and speech are processed in time.