Neuropsychologia 2021 Jun 6;158:107911. Epub 2021 Jun 6.
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, CNRS, UMR5292; INSERM, U1028, Lyon, F-69000, France; University Lyon 1, Lyon, F-69000, France.
In typical listeners, the perceptual salience of a surprising auditory event depends on the uncertainty of its context. For example, in melodies, pitch deviants are more easily detected and generate larger neural responses when the context is highly predictable than when it is less so. However, it is not known whether amusic listeners with abnormal pitch processing are sensitive to the degree of uncertainty of pitch sequences and, if so, whether they are to a different extent than typical non-musician listeners. Read More