Ben Schultz

The implicit learning of metrical and non-metrical temporal patterns (23/08/11)

Implicit learning (IL) occurs unconsciously, unintentionally, and without the ability to show declarative majority of these studies have been unable to demonstrate learning of temporal patterns. Many of the studi (SRT). Conversely, studies that have demonstrated temporal pattern learning have either used a single resp examined the IL of temporal patterns and how musical properties of rhythm (e.g. metre) may aid the learnin the lack of temporal pattern learning in earlier studies using the multiple-alternative forced-choice SRT compared with a multiple response SRT. Results of Experiment 1 indicated that IL was demonstrated in the s where the identity of an upcoming stimulus is unknown. Experiments 2 to 4 examined whether the presence of Metric Binding Hypothesis (MBH; Jones, 2009), it was hypothesised that metrical patterns can be learned mo Results of Experiment 2 suggest that metrical and non-metrical patterns can be learned with similar effica repeating pattern when the rhythm can be perceived against a hierarchical metric framework (as per MBH). I non-metrical patterns. Experiments 3 and 4 examined the learning of metrical and non-metrical temporal pat spatial locations. Overall, Experiments 3 and 4 demonstrate learning of metrical and non-metrical temporal pattern (Experiment 3). Implications of the results of Experiments 3 and 4 will be discussed.

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