Fleur Bouwer explores the ingredients that are needed for us to perceive a beat in musical rhythm. She examines how beat perception is affected by attention, musical abilities and the type of accent that indicates he beat in a rhythm. Her experiments suggest that we are able to perceive a beat even when our attention is diverted elsewhere.
F.L. Bouwer: What Do We Need to Hear a Beat? The Influence of Attention, Musical Abilities, and Accents on the Perception of Metrical Rhythm.
Prof. H.J. Honing
Dr J.A. Grahn (University of Western Ontario)
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