Influence of music in time estimation:

an analysis of answer components in university students

  • José Salvador Blasco Magraner Departament de Didàctica de l’Expressió Musical. Universitat de València.
  • Gloria Bernabé Valero Facultad de Psicología, Magisterio y Ciencias de la Educación. Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir.
  • Carmen Moret-Tatay Facultad de Psicología, Magisterio y Ciencias de la Educación. Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir.
Keywords: music students, precision, response latency, ex-Gaussian parameters.

Abstract

The present study examines the role of music in latency components obtained through a time estimation task (one should bear in mind that this type of tasks have been related to cognitive processes in the literature). For this propose, a pilot sample has been selected where University students of music and a control group (without any notion of music) volunteered to take part. An analysis on the ex-Gaussian parameters has been carried out. Lower parameter values were found for the students of music in comparison with the control group. This might suggest a better execution for this group, as well as, some trainable aspects in this type of tasks, from music studies. However, more research in the field is necessary.

Keywords: music students, precision, response latency, ex-Gaussian parameters.

Published
2018-05-23