Perception of Musical Tension in Cochlear Implant Listeners
Steffen Spangmose, Jens Hjortkjaer, Jeremy Marozeau
FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019
Despite the difficulties experienced by cochlear implant (CI) users in perceiving pitch and harmony, it is not uncommon to see CI users listening to music, or even playing an instrument. Listening to music is a complex process that relies not only on low-level percepts, such as pitch or timbre, but also on emotional reactions or the ability to perceive musical sequences as patterns of tension and release. CI users engaged in musical activities might experience some of these higher-level musical features. The goal of this study is to evaluate CI users' ability to perceive musical tension. Nine CI listeners (CIL) and nine normal-hearing listeners (NHL) were asked to rate musical tension on a c..View full abstract
Participants reimbursement fee were funded by the Oticon Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences.