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Modification of acoustic-vocal mappings for fundamental frequency control in singers and nonsingers.
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PMID:  18190080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Singing requires accurate control of the fundamental frequency (F0) of the voice. Previous work has demonstrated that F0 control involves an interplay between closed- and open-loop control. A frequency-altered auditory feedback (FAF) paradigm was used to examine the acoustic-motor representation of the mapping between F0 feedback and the vocal production system in singers and nonsingers. Participants sang a note while hearing their F0 shifted down one semitone. Both singers and nonsingers compensated for the F0 perturbations by increasing their F0. However, the magnitude of compensations was initially smaller in singers than nonsingers. Moreover, after participants heard their feedback returned to normal, the aftereffects observed for singers were larger than those observed for nonsingers. This pattern of aftereffects generalized to the production of another note different than the one participants produced while hearing FAF. Combined, these observations suggest that singers rely more on an internal model for F0 production during singing than nonsingers.
Jeffery A Jones; Dwayne Keough
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3069     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ctr. for Cognit. Neurosci. & Dept. of Psych., Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada.
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