On the Perception of Interleaved Melodies

Erick Gallun, Daniel Reisberg

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A recent result indicates a direct influence of musical anticipations on musical perception. Specifically, Dowling, Lung, and Herrbold (1987) reported that subjects listening to interleaved melodies have an easier time detecting small changes in a cue melody than they do in detecting larger changes, because the former are in accord with their anticipations, whereas the latter are not. However, we report a series of experiments that fail to replicate the result of Dowling et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-398
Number of pages12
JournalMusic Perception
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music


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