Do Test-Takers Pay Attention to Rock Lyrics? [research study]

“Effects of Aggressive and Nonaggressive Rock Songs on Projective and Structured Tests,” C.E. Wanamaker and M. Reznikoff, Journal of Psychology, vol. 123, no. 6, November 1989, pp. 561-570. The authors, at Fordham University, Bronx, NY, conclude that: “The findings are congruent with other investigators’ reports that subjects do not pay attention to rock lyrics. ” […]

Misheard Song Lyrics (computerised)

As enthusiasts of  (* see note below) will know, the task of correctly identifying pop music lyrics is not always 100% straightforward. Here’s one to try . . . Difficulties arise not only for human listeners, but also for computerised speech-recognition systems. In spite of, or perhaps because of its inherent complexity, there are […]

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