Music, language, and modularity in action
This chapter expands the modularity position to action rather than to perception. Modularity in perception has been treated in several prior papers; action refers to singing and speaking. It reviews the literature on these two major modes of vocal expression and discusses their respective modularity. First, it provides a brief background on the contemporary notion of modularity. Next, it reviews the evidence for modularity in speaking and singing as arising from four sources: neuropsychological dissociation; overlap in neuroimaging; interference effects; and domain-transfer effects. Finally, it contrasts the modularity position with the resource-sharing framework proposed by Patel.
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