Preliminary experiments on human sensitivity to rhythmic structure in a grammar with recursive self-similarity
Geambaşu, A., Ravignani, A., & Levelt, C. C.
Preliminary experiments on human sensitivity to rhythmic structure in a grammar with recursive self-similarity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10
: 281. doi:10.3389/fnins.2016.00281.
We present the first rhythm detection experiment using a Lindenmayer grammar, a self-similar recursive grammar shown previously to be learnable by adults using speech stimuli. Results show that learners were unable to correctly accept or reject grammatical and ungrammatical strings at the group level, although five (of 40) participants were able to do so with detailed instructions before the exposure phase.