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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Federman, Jeremy
URN etd-12012011-124111
Title Effects of musical training on speech understanding in noise
Degree PhD
Department Hearing and Speech Sciences
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Todd Ricketts Committee Chair
Benjamin Hornsby Committee Member
Dan Ashmead Committee Member
John Rieser Committee Member
Linda Hood Committee Member
  • attention
  • working memory
  • musical training
  • auditory stream segregation
  • spatial release from masking
  • dichotic listening
Date of Defense 2011-11-18
Availability unrestricted
For this dissertation, primary aims included investigating the effects of musical training on attention, working memory, and auditory stream segregation as they relate to music perception and speech understanding in noise. Specifically, an evaluation of performance was conducted for musicians and non-musicians using tests of attention (dichotic listening task), working memory (automated operation span task), and auditory stream segregation (i.e., melodic schema-based task, music achievement test, and speech-in-noise tests). By assessing participant performance on specific aspects of attention, working memory, and auditory stream segregation, critical information about the impact of musical training on these factors was gathered.
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