Music, noise-exclusion, and LEARNING

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Nina Kraus*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Scopus citations

Abstract

CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE-BASED LEARNING disorders show impaired processing of speech in challenging listening environments, suggesting a noise-exclusion deficit. Musical expertise induces neuroplastic changes throughout the nervous system, including sharpening of early sensory processing, improved linguistic ability, working memory, and source segregation-skills known to be crucial for speech in noise perception. Here we argue for the usefulness of music as an auditory training approach to improve speech perception in noise in individuals with broad noise-exclusion deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-306
Number of pages10
JournalMusic Perception
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Dyslexia
  • Music
  • Noise-exclusion
  • Plasticity
  • Speech-in-noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Music, noise-exclusion, and LEARNING'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this