Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology is a magazine focusing on Canadian Experimental Psychology

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 4, December

An Exploratory Study of Musical Emotions and Psychophysiology
Abstract A basic issue about musical emotions concerns whether music elicits emotional responses in listeners (the `emotivist' position) or simply expresses emotions that listeners recognize in the music (the 'cognitivist' position). To address this,...
Dissociation of Musical Tonality and Pitch Memory from Nonmusical Cognitive Abilities
Abstract The main purposes of this study were to replicate, validate, and extend measures of sensitivity to musical pitch and to determine whether performance on tests of tonal structure and pitch memory was related to, or dissociated from, performance...
Dissociations Entre Musique et Langage Apres Atteinte Cerebrale: Un Nouveau Cas D'amusie Sans Aphasie
SummaryWe present the neuropsychological study of a patient, I.R., who sustained bilateral damage to the temporal lobes and to the right frontal lobe as a result of successive brain surgeries that occurred ten years earlier. The patient is 40 years old...
Expectancy Effects in Memory for Melodies
Abstract Two experiments explored the relation between melodic expectancy and melodic memory. In Experiment 1, listeners rated the degree to which different endings confirmed their expectations for a set of melodies. After providing these expectancy...
Index: Volume 51 [Authors]
Bauer, Ben, & Besner, Derek. Processing in the Stroop Task: Mental Set as a Determinant of Performance 61Behrmann, Marlene. See Williams, Diane E.Belleville, Sylvie. See Peretz, Isabelle.Benjafield, John G. A lively approach...
Monitoring and Planning Capacities in the Acquisition of Music Performance Skills
Abstract We investigate changes in cognitive capacities that occur as musicians acquire performance skills. Previous studies suggest that skilled behaviour is characterized by advanced abilities to monitor one's own performance or to plan upcoming events....
Multidimensional Scaling of Synthetic Musical Timbre: Perception of Spectral and Temporal Characteristics
Abstract The perceptual correlates of acoustic parameters involved in musical timbre were investigated by examining judgements of timbre dissimilarity. Nine synthetic sounds were created, derived from crossing three levels of spectral and temporal parameters...
Music Cognition and Performance: An Introduction
Welcome to this issue of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, focussing on musical cognition and performance. Interest and research in music cognition and performance have grown considerably over the past few decades, with the result that...
Parents' Sung Performances for Infants
Abstract Naive listeners rated the style of singing in mothers' and fathers' sung performances for infants and their simulations of those performances (Experiment 1). Performances in an infant's presence were judged as more expressive - either more playful...
Tracking Musical Patterns Using Joint Accent Structure
Abstract Joint Accent Structure JAS) is a construct that uses temporal relationships between different accents in a melodic pattern as indices of its complexity. Concordant patterns are ones in which the periodic recurrence of melodic accents form simple...