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Re: working memory and melody

Title: Re: working memory and melody
Bob Port wrote:

   So the prediction would have to be that the only way the ``phonological loop'' could encode music is if it could be stored as something one could SING! 

... or tap! There is also evidence that the "phonological loop" is used for rhythms.

Grube, D. (1996). Verarbeitung akustisch dargebotener Zeitintervalle im Sekundenbereich: Eine Leistung der phonologischen Schleife des Arbeitsgedächtnisses? [Processing of acoustically presented temporal intervals in the second range: An achievement of the phonological loop of working memory?] Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 43, 527-546.

Grube, D. (1998). Die Kapazität des phonetischen Speichers des Arbeitsgedächtnisses als 'auditive Präsenzzeit' und ihr Einfluß auf die Reproduktion von Zeitmustern. [The capacity of the phonetic store of working memory as the 'auditory present' and its influence on the reproduction of temporal patterns.] In U. Kotkamp & W. Krause (Eds.), Intelligente Informationsverarbeitung (pp. 223-231). Deutscher Universitätsverlag.

Larsen, J. D., & Baddeley, A. (2003). Disruption of verbal STM by irrelevant speech, articulatory suppression, and manual tapping: Do they have a common source? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56A, 1249-1268.
Saito, S. (1993). The disappearance of phonological similarity effect by complex rhythmic tapping. Psychologia, 36, 27-33.

Saito, S. (1994). What effect can rhythmic finger tapping have on the phonological similarity effect? Memory & Cognition, 22, 181-187.

Saito, S. (2001). The phonological loop and memory for rhythms: an individual difference approach. Memory, 9, 313-322.

Saito, S., & Ishio, A. (1998). Rhythmic information in working memory: Effects of concurrent articulation on reproduction of rhythms. Japanese Psychological Research, 40, 10-18.

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