Desain, P. and Honing, H. (2001, in press) Modeling the Effect of Meter in Rhythmic Categorization: Preliminary Results. Japanese Journal of Music Perception and Cognition, 7(2), 145-156.


This paper is a report of ongoing research on categorical rhythm perception and the influence of context. It concerns the mapping of the continuous space of performed temporal patterns to the discrete, symbolic space of rhythmic categories. And, whether this mapping is influenced by the metrical context in which the temporal patterns are presented. While the empirical results are described elsewhere, this paper focuses on the predictions made by two existing models of meter induction. Their low explanatory value is interpreted as evidence for a possible dissociation between the processes of categorization and meter induction.

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