Re: Fwd: Re: musical tones in speech (Tom Brennan )

Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: musical tones in speech
From:    Tom Brennan  <g_brennantg(at)TITAN.SFASU.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 14 May 2001 11:32:18 -0500

There is a specific therapy for aphasia based on melodic intonation. It is common that aphasics can speak through singing but not through straight speech. It is also troue that those who stutter can nearly always sing without stuttering. This appears to be because of mediation of a different part of the brain. Martin, I cannot comment much on your paper as your figure are not accessible to the blind which is, as far as it goes, the way of much of the material in the sighted community. It is apparent, however, that to first say that your study applies such that comments about absolute etc. pitch can be mand and then turn around and state that there is no data anywhere identical to yours is a bit of having your cake and eating it too. In many respects this is more a clinical than a research issue at least in terms of application. Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD web page web master web master

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