Makiko Sadakata

Makiko Sadakata
University of Amsterdam | UVA · Institute of Logic, Language and Computation

PhD

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Publications (57)
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This study presents a Japanese translation of the Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index (Gold-MSI). The index consists of 38 self-report questions and provides a general sophistication score as well as subscale scores for Active Engagement, Perceptual Abilities, Musical Training, Singing Abilities, and Emotions. The validation of the translation...
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This study compared 30 older musicians and 30 age-matched non-musicians to investigate the association between lifelong musical instrument training and age-related cognitive decline and brain atrophy (musicians: mean age 70.8 years, musical experience 52.7 years; non-musicians: mean age 71.4 years, no or less than 3 years of musical experience). Al...
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The effect of background music (BGM) on cognitive task performance is a popular topic. However, the evidence is not converging: experimental studies show mixed results depending on the task, the type of music used and individual characteristics. Here, we explored how people use BGM while optimally performing various cognitive tasks in everyday life...
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Music is not only the art of organized sound but also a compound of social interaction among people, built upon social and environmental foundations. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, containment measures such as shelter-in-place, lockdown, social distancing, and self-quarantine have severely impacted the foundation of human society, re...
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The current study investigated how the role of pitch in one’s native language and L2 experience influenced musical melodic processing by testing Turkish and Mandarin Chinese advanced and beginning learners of English as an L2. Pitch has a lower functional load and shows a simpler pattern in Turkish than in Chinese as the former only contrasts betwe...
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The Speech–to-Song Illusion (STS) refers to a dramatic shift in our perception of short speech fragments which, when repeatedly presented, may start to sound-like song. Anecdotally, once it is perceived as a song, it is difficult to unhear the melody of a speech fragment, and such temporal dynamics of the STS illusion has theoretical implications....
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Music and language have long been considered two distinct cognitive faculties governed by domain-specific cognitive and neural mechanisms. Recent work into the domain-specificity of pitch processing in both domains appears to suggest pitch processing to be governed by shared neural mechanisms. The current study aimed to explore the domain-specifici...
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Establishing non-native phoneme categories can be a notoriously difficult endeavour-in both speech perception and speech production. This study asks how these two domains interact in the course of this learning process. It investigates the effect of perceptual learning and related production practice of a challenging non-native category on the perc...
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This study investigated the effect of handedness on pianists’ abilities to adjust their keyboard performance skills to new spatial and motor mappings. Left- and right-handed pianists practiced simple melodies on a regular MIDI piano keyboard (practice) and were then asked to perform these with modified melodic contours (the same or reversed melodic...
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This study investigates whether handedness has systematic effects on musical skills, more specifically in performance skills of pianists. The aim of this study is to find out whether there are indeed differences between left and right-handed pianists in the way they adjust to play melodies in various situations. To this end, we studied the effect o...
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Individuals with more musical training repeatedly demonstrate enhanced auditory perception abilities. The current study examined how these enhanced auditory skills interact with attention to affective audio-visual stimuli. A total of 16 participants with more than 5 years of musical training (musician group) and 16 participants with less than 2 yea...
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Previous research suggests that mastering languages with distinct rather than similar rhythmic properties enhances musical rhythmic perception. This study investigates whether learning a second language (L2) enhances the perception of musical rhythmic variation in general, regardless of first and second languages’ rhythmic properties. Additionally,...
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Research has used the normalized pairwise variability index (nPVI) to examine relationships between musical rhythm and durational contrast in composers' native languages. Applying this methodology, linearly increasing nPVI in Austro-German, but not Italian music has recently been ascribed to waning Italian and increasing German influence on Austro-...
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Music similarity is known to be a multi-dimensional concept, depending among others on rhythm similarity and timbre similarity. The present study aims to investigate whether such sub-dimensions of similarity can be assessed independently and how they relate to general similarity. To this end, we performed a series of web-based perceptual experiment...
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Visualizing acoustic features of speech has proven helpful in speech therapy; however, it is as yet unclear how to create intuitive and fitting visualizations. To better understand the mappings from speech sound aspects to visual space, a large web-based experiment (n = 249) was performed to evaluate spatial parameters that may optimally represent...
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Although the high-variability training method can enhance learning of non-native speech categories, this can depend on individuals’ aptitude. The current study asked how general the effects of perceptual aptitude are by testing whether they occur with training materials spoken by native speakers and whether they depend on the nature of the to-be-le...
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Various aspects of linguistic experience influence the way we segment, represent, and process speech signals. The Japanese phonetic and orthographic systems represent geminate consonants (double consonants, e.g., /ss/, /kk/) in a unique way compared to other languages: one abstract representation is used to characterize the first part of geminate c...
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Multivariate pattern classification methods are increasingly applied to neuroimaging data in the context of both fundamental research and in brain-computer interfacing approaches. Such methods provide a framework for interpreting measurements made at the single-trial level with respect to a set of two or more distinct mental states. Here, we define...
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Asymmetries in the perception of lexical tones have previously been reported in infant studies: the order in which certain tones are presented influences discrimination accuracy. Using disyllabic materials, the current study provides evidence that such asymmetries can be found for L2 learners of Mandarin Chinese as well, making their responses in i...
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This study reports effects of a high-variability training procedure on nonnative learning of a Japanese geminate-singleton fricative contrast. Thirty native speakers of Dutch took part in a 5-day training procedure in which they identified geminate and singleton variants of the Japanese fricative /s/. Participants were trained with either many repe...
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Two series of Electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements indicated that average auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) elicited by the disyllabic sound /asu/ were different between Japanese and English native listeners. Significant differences were observed in the time window where the P1-N1-P2 complex for /a/ is expected. This difference may be due...
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Nowadays, using state of the art multivariate machine learning approaches, researchers are able to classify brain states from brain data. One of the applications of this technique is decoding phonemes that are being produced from brain data in order to decode produced words. However, this approach has been only moderately successful. Instead, decod...
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in developing a visual feedback system for a creative activity such as music performance, the objective is not just to reinforce one particular manner of performing. Instead, a desirable characteristic might be that the visual feedback enhances flexibility and originality, in addition to contributing to performance precision. In an experimental stu...
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Japanese natives segment speech into morae. The current study tested whether this extends to perception of geminate consonants: do Japanese natives rely on the moraic obstruent /Q/, and if so, which acoustic feature is perceived to characterize /Q/? Based on an informal interview, we hypothesized that Japanese natives rely on /Q/ that is represente...
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The current study reports the enhancing effect of a high variability training procedure in the learning of a Japanese geminate-singleton fricative contrast. Dutch natives took part in a five-day training procedure in which they identified geminate and singleton variants of the Japanese fricative /s/. They heard either many repetitions of a limited...
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Two cross-linguistic experiments comparing musicians and non-musicians were performed in order to examine whether musicians have enhanced perception of specific acoustical features of speech in a second language (L2). These discrimination and identification experiments examined the perception of various speech features; namely, the timing and quali...
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In the current study we use electroencephalography (EEG) to detect heard music from the brain signal, hypothesizing that the time structure in music makes it especially suitable for decoding perception from EEG signals. While excluding music with vocals, we classified the perception of seven different musical fragments of about three seconds, both...
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A study was conducted to test the effect of two different forms of real-time visual feedback on expressive percussion performance. Conservatory percussion students performed imitations of recorded teacher performances while receiving either high-level feedback on the expressive style of their performances, low-level feedback on the timing and dynam...
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The current study reports specific cases in which a positive transfer of perceptual ability from the music domain to the language domain occurs. We tested whether musical training enhances discrimination and identification performance of L2 speech sounds (timing features, nasal consonants and vowels). Native Dutch and Japanese speakers with differe...
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According to learning theories and empirical observations, communication between teachers and students is a crucial factor in effective learning of musical expressions. One possibility for improving this communication could be the introduction of visual feedback (VFB) in the lesson. In the current study, a new type of real-time VFB is proposed, whi...
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The so-called regression effect is often observed in the rhythm perception and production domain: a sequence of durations is perceived as more contrasted then they are performed, while the same rhythms are produced as less contrasted. The current study offers a possible explanation to this effect by relating perception and production of simple rhyt...
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Four real-time visual feedback computer tools for singing lessons (SINGAD ,A LBERT ,S ING & SEE, and WinSINGAD), and the research carried out to evaluate the usefulness of these systems are reviewed in this article. We report on the development of user-functions and the usability of these computer-assisted learning tools. Both quantitative and qual...
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Measurement of the perception and production of simple rhythmic patterns have been shown not to be in line in some cases. In this study it is demonstrated that a Bayesian approach provides a new way of understanding this difference, by formalizing the perceptual competition between mental representations and assuming possible nonuniform a priori pr...
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Proefschrift Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Met lit.opg., bibliogr. van auteur. - Met samenvattingen in het Nederlands en Japans.
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It has been argued that Japanese and western musicians give different impressions to the listener when performing western music (Saito, 1999; Shibata, 1987). However, these claims are mostly based on subjective impressions and very few studies provide corroborative empirical evidence. The aim of the present study is to compare Japanese and western...
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The aim of this study is to shed light on the relation between rhythm perception and production.
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Recently, there has been evidence that the rhythm in English and French non- vocal musical themes are significantly different in their contrastiveness of successive durations in the same manner as those of spoken language, suggesting that a composer's native language exerts an influence on the music composed (Patel & Daniele, 2003). This has been s...
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Abstract,The aim of this study is to shed light on the relation between,rhythm perception and production. We try to show that empirical results concerned,with rhythm perception and production described in the literature are in fact related according to Bayes-rule. This is addressed in a meta-analysis comparing,empirical results from a number of exi...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the linguistic impact on rhythm in music. It has been shown that the composer's native language exerts an influence on the music composed [10] using the normalized Pairwise Variability Index [5]. Our project aims at finding more evidence for the linguistic impact on musical rhythms in various kinds of music a...
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Background Recently, an index that measures the variability of successive durations (nPVI) has been applied for the analysis of music scores. It has revealed that such serial characteristic of temporal information in music differs cross-culturally (Patel & Daniele, 2003, etc.). More interestingly, this difference was in line with the difference fou...

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