Your observation bring ups some interesting thoughts....|
When you say that you have difficulty with language tasks, do you notice any difference when you listen to purely instrumental versus vocal music? I can see the difficulty with listening to vocal music and still trying to engage in another linguistic task, but not much with purely instrumental. I personally do not have that difficulty, but I have "mixed dominance" and have no problem listening to several auditory tasks at once.
There was research done at Stanford Medical where MRIs were done while subjects were listening to symphonic music and investigate the neural dynamics of event segmentation.
Here is the reference:
"Neural Dynamics of Event Segmentation in Music: Converging Evidence for Dissociable Ventral and Dorsal Networks." Devarajan Sridharan, Daniel J. Levitin, Chris H. Chafe, Jonathan Berger and Vinod Menon. Neuron Volume 55, Issue 3, 2 August 2007, Pages 521-532
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