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Closure and memorability / recognizability?
We are in the process of designing an experiment, where subjects will listen to a short segment of
counterpoint music (with 2- or 3-voices) and answer whether or not the probe melody was in the
excerpt. The issue of memorability / recognizability came up in a discussion and we are wondering if
there is any literature on "melody with or without closure and its effect on memorability or
recognizability". A quick search on Google scholar was not very helpful. And music theorists we
contacted were not aware of any such work.
Any feedback will be much appreciated.