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Book: Essays in Speech Processes

Chapter: Music training and the neural processing of speech: A critical review of the literature

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26795


The brain is a complicated and intricately woven structure relative to other body tissues. It is the ultimate parallel processing system, but nevertheless an alien structure whose way and manner of workings remain largely unknown despite an amazing amount of information amassed over the years from concerted research efforts. One area of interest to diverse scholars in the humanities and biological sciences is how the brain deals with speech, especially the coordination of incoming and outgoing signals. Essays in Speech Processes presents reports of theoretical and experimental studies from extant researches specifically dwelling the areas of: phonetics, neurolinguistics, neuroethology, and stuttering.

Chapter Contributors

  • Bharath Chandrasekaran ( - bchandrasekaran) 'University of Texas'
  • Zilong Xie ( - zxie) 'University of Texas'
  • Rachel Reetzke ( - rreetzke) 'University of Texas'