Subject: Closure and memorability / recognizability? From: Song Hui Chon <shchon@xxxxxxxx> Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 14:12:24 -0800 List-Archive:<http://lists.mcgill.ca/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=AUDITORY>
Dear list, 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. Thanks, SongHui Chon.