Music and language cognition compared II: Production

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199590957
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594595 | DOI:
Music and language cognition compared II: Production

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This chapter compares music and language cognition with respect to production, examining improvisation and spontaneous speech from both theoretical and neurobiological perspectives. Cognition in improvisation is compared to that during spontaneous speech, using the theoretical framework put forth by Willem J. M. Levelt in his 1989 book Speaking. The neural correlates of improvisation are compared to those underlying spontaneous speech as elucidated by recent brain imaging studies.

Keywords: improvisation; music-language comparisons; spontaneous speech; psycholinguistics; music cognition; J. M. Levelt

Chapter.  3530 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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