sight reading ("Robert J. Zatorre" )

Subject: sight reading
From:    "Robert J. Zatorre"  <MD37(at)MUSICA.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Tue, 14 Apr 1998 15:16:56 -0400

Dear colleagues, 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 >error. 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 phone: 1-514-398-8903 fax: 1-514-398-1338 e-mail: md37(at)

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