Compositions by male and female composers were evaluated. Rating scores were correlated with scores from musical, spatial, and verbal psychometric tests, with dichotic and dichaptic measures, and with salivary testosterone output. Results were discussed in connection with new speculations on the biological substrates of special talents proposed by Geschwind and Galaburda (1985) and by Waterhouse (1988).
Creative Musical Talent, Cognitive Functioning, and Gender: Psychobiological Aspects
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Marianne Hassler, Eberhard Nieschlag, Diether De La Motte; Creative Musical Talent, Cognitive Functioning, and Gender: Psychobiological Aspects. Music Perception 1 October 1990; 8 (1): 35–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285484
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