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Marking the Shared Ground Between Speech and Music

June 3, 2013
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Eduardo Coutinho, Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, discusses the science behind psychoacoustic emotional cues in speech prosody and music.

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