ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016

Mechanisms and disorders of tone processing

Patrick Wong

Along the ascending auditory pathway are neural structures that show sensitivity to frequency modulation and pitch. I will discuss a series of experiments that examine how linguistically relevant pitch patterns are processed along this pathway, and how long- and short-term auditory experiences may shape this pathway. I will then discuss the behavioral and neurological manifestations of amusia in tone language speakers. How ascending and descending neural connections may contribute to tone processing will be explored.

Cite as: Wong, P. (2016) Mechanisms and disorders of tone processing. Proc. Speech Prosody 2016,

  author={Patrick Wong},
  title={{Mechanisms and disorders of tone processing}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2016},