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Title: Transfer effect of musical training on emotion processing in Cantonese-speaking congenital amusics
Authors: Cheung, Yi Lam
Advisors: ZHANG, CC 
Keywords: Pitch
Amusia
Tone deafness
Emotional prosody
Musical training
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: Previous studies suggested that congenital amusia, which is a lifelong impairment in music ability to perceive and produce pitch, showed reduced sensitivity to emotional prosody. As previous studies focused on English-speaking people, this research examined whether reduced sensitivity to emotional recognition in amusia could be also found in Native Cantonese speakers. This research also examined whether reduced sensitivity to emotional recognition in native Cantonese speakers with amusia would also affect the comprehension of written emotion words in Chinese, and whether the amusics would have better sensitivity to emotional recognition after receiving the proposed musical training. Nine amusics and control completed all the experiments and training (only amusics). Results showed that Native Cantonese speaking amusics showed reduced sensitivity to emotional prosody, but such impairments did not extend to the comprehension of written emotion words in Chinese. After receiving training, amusics showed improvement on the post-test, suggesting that there was transfer effect of musical training on emotion processing in Cantonese-speaking congenital amusia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/76943
Rights: All rights reserved.
Programme: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese & Bilingual Studies
Subject Code: CBS4701
Subject Title: OWS Undergraduate Project/Work
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