Robert Slevc, 4:00pm Tuesday January 9th


Robert Slevc

University of Maryland

    Tuesday, January 9th
    Swift 107
    4:00pm (Reception to follow)

Relationships between language and music: from sound to syntax

Our impressive abilities to process complex sound and structure are most evident in language and music. There is growing evidence for close relationships between linguistic and musical processing. However, other work suggests otherwise; for example, by showing dissociations between language and music processing deficits in brain damaged individuals. I will discuss studies aimed at resolving these discrepancies and argue that language/music relationships reflect (at least in part) shared reliance on domain general mechanisms of category learning and cognitive control.