ERP Evidence for the Effect of Music on Language Processing
WANG Xing1 LI De-gao1** LI Yi2 SONG Dan-gui3
(1. College of Chinese Language and Literature, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China; 2. College of Music, Qufu Normal University, Rizhao 276827, China; 3. School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310030, China)
Abstract：In order to examine the influence of music processing on sentence reading in Chinese, an ERP (event-related potentials) study was conducted on a group of musicians and a cohort of non-musicians, in which the language and music stimuli were presented simultaneously. The language stimuli were Chinese sentences which ended with number-classifier-noun collocations or number-classifier-verb clusters, and the music stimuli were chord sequences which ended with in-key or out-of-key chords. The out-of-key chords elicited larger early right anterior negativity (ERAN), syntactic category violation in sentence reading resulted in larger N400 and P600, and only the amplitude of P600 was affected by musical syntactic processing. In comparison with the non-musicians, the musicians had a larger ERAN and an attenuated P600, and their distributions of N400 and P600 were more left-oriented. In conclusion, the processing of Chinese number-classifier-noun collocations and that of chord sequences share the syntactic integration resources by enrolling two interactive neural mechanisms, which could be modulated by music training.
王星，李德高，李艺，宋丹贵. 音乐对语言加工的影响——来自ERP的证据[J]. 应用心理学, 2023, 29(3): 280-288.
WANG Xing, LI De-gao, LI Yi, SONG Dan-gui. ERP Evidence for the Effect of Music on Language Processing. 应用心理学, 2023, 29(3): 280-288.