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Interpreting infant vocal distress: the ameliorative effect of musical training in depression.

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An infant's cry is one of the most emotionally salient sounds in our environment. Depression is known to disrupt a mother's ability to respond to her infant, but it is not well-understood why such difficulties arise. One reason might be that depression disrupts the perceptual abilities necessary to interpret infant's affective cues. Given that musicians are known to have enhanced auditory perception, we assessed whether depression and previous musical training can impact on the ability to int...

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10.1037/a0028705

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Emotion (Washington, D.C.)
Volume:
12
Issue:
6
Pages:
1200-1205
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1931-1516
ISSN:
1528-3542
URN:
uuid:03b9d1b6-fca8-4696-8260-c73dcd1d36dc
Source identifiers:
342346
Local pid:
pubs:342346

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