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An inquiry has reached my desk, as follows:
>I'm looking for a reference I've lost. I'm quite certain that I read a
>paper (in the last 2-3 years) in
>which the authors (psychologists, I think) compared the mental processes
>of musicians who were good sight readers with those of musicians who did
>not sight-read well. I recall that a key difference was that the good
>sight-readers were able to continue ahead after making mistakes, and the
>poorer readers usually felt compelled to stop momentarily after an
I don't recall this particular finding from anything but I figured someone
on this list ought to know. If anyone has a clue on this, just e-mail me
the reference. Thanks
Robert J. Zatorre, Ph.D.
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University St.
Montreal, QC Canada H3A 2B4