Bimusicalism: the implicit dual enculturation of cognitive and affective systems

Authors:  Patrick C.M. Wong, Anil K. Roy, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis.   Publication:  Music Perception Publication volume & date:  Dec2009, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p81-88, 8p
DOI:  10.1525/MP.2009.27.2.81  Link:

Abridged Abstract:  One prominent example of globalization and mass cultural exchange is bilingualism, whereby world citizens learn to understand and speak multiple languages. Music, similar to language, is a human universal, and subject to the effects of globalization. In two experiments, we asked whether bimusicalism exists as a phenomenon, and whether it can occur even without explicit formal training and extensive music-making.

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