Cognitive Control

Updating musical tonal structure in working memory engages cognitive control

Introduction: The comprehension of musical tonal structure may rely on executive functions, such as cognitive control and working memory updating, to orient the listener to a tonal context and guide the interpretation of incoming information in real …

Processing structure in language and music: a case for shared reliance on cognitive control

The relationship between structural processing in music and language has received increasing interest in the past several years, spurred by the influential Shared Syntactic Integration Resource Hypothesis (SSIRH; Patel, Nature Neuroscience, 6, …

Syntax in music and language: The role of cognitive control 

The relationship between structural (or syntactic) processing in music and in language is not yet clear. Evidence indicating that these two processes are shared conflicts with other results suggesting that they are largely distinct. These conflicting …