Music draws attention to the left and speech draws attention to the right
Journal/Book: Brain Cogn. 1985; 4: 1-6.
Abstract: Providing free-field music input prompts right-handers to attend to their left side in a loudness-matching task that requires no musical analysis. Conversely, speech prompts rightward attention. The processes inferred are akin to the attentional asymmetry demonstrated in the syndrome of hemispatial neglect.
Keyword(s): Attention|. Dominance, Cerebral|. Music|. Speech Perception|