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Tonal Synchrony in Mother-Infant Interaction based on Harmonic and Pentatonic Series. / Van Puyvelde, Martine; Vanfleteren, Pol; Loots, Gerrit; Deschuyffeleer, Sara; Vinck, Bart; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Verhelst, Werner.

In: Infant Behavior and Development, Vol. 33, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 387-400.

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title = "Tonal Synchrony in Mother-Infant Interaction based on Harmonic and Pentatonic Series",
abstract = "This study reports the occurrence of 'tonal synchrony' as a new dimension of early mother-infant interaction synchrony. The findings are based on a tonal and temporal analysis of vocal interactions between 15 mothers and their 3-month-old infants during 5 minutes of free-play in a laboratory setting. In total, 558 vocal exchanges were identified and analysed, of which 84{\%} reflected harmonic or pentatonic series. Another 10{\%} of the exchanges contained absolute and/or relative pitch and/or interval imitations. The total durations of dyads being in tonal synchrony were normally distributed (M = 3.71, SD = 2.44). Vocalisations based on harmonic series appeared organised around the major triad, containing significantly more simple frequency ratios (octave, fifth and third) than complex ones (non-major triad tones). Tonal synchrony and its characteristics are discussed in relation to infant-directed speech, communicative musicality, pre-reflective communication and its impact on the quality of early mother-infant interaction and child's development.",
keywords = "Mother-infant interaction, Vocal interactions, Tonal synchrony, Communicative musicality, Infant-directed speech",
author = "{Van Puyvelde}, Martine and Pol Vanfleteren and Gerrit Loots and Sara Deschuyffeleer and Bart Vinck and Wolfgang Jacquet and Werner Verhelst",
year = "2010",
month = "12",
language = "English",
volume = "33",
pages = "387--400",
journal = "Infant Behavior and Development",
issn = "0163-6383",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "4",

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T1 - Tonal Synchrony in Mother-Infant Interaction based on Harmonic and Pentatonic Series

AU - Van Puyvelde, Martine

AU - Vanfleteren, Pol

AU - Loots, Gerrit

AU - Deschuyffeleer, Sara

AU - Vinck, Bart

AU - Jacquet, Wolfgang

AU - Verhelst, Werner

PY - 2010/12

Y1 - 2010/12

N2 - This study reports the occurrence of 'tonal synchrony' as a new dimension of early mother-infant interaction synchrony. The findings are based on a tonal and temporal analysis of vocal interactions between 15 mothers and their 3-month-old infants during 5 minutes of free-play in a laboratory setting. In total, 558 vocal exchanges were identified and analysed, of which 84% reflected harmonic or pentatonic series. Another 10% of the exchanges contained absolute and/or relative pitch and/or interval imitations. The total durations of dyads being in tonal synchrony were normally distributed (M = 3.71, SD = 2.44). Vocalisations based on harmonic series appeared organised around the major triad, containing significantly more simple frequency ratios (octave, fifth and third) than complex ones (non-major triad tones). Tonal synchrony and its characteristics are discussed in relation to infant-directed speech, communicative musicality, pre-reflective communication and its impact on the quality of early mother-infant interaction and child's development.

AB - This study reports the occurrence of 'tonal synchrony' as a new dimension of early mother-infant interaction synchrony. The findings are based on a tonal and temporal analysis of vocal interactions between 15 mothers and their 3-month-old infants during 5 minutes of free-play in a laboratory setting. In total, 558 vocal exchanges were identified and analysed, of which 84% reflected harmonic or pentatonic series. Another 10% of the exchanges contained absolute and/or relative pitch and/or interval imitations. The total durations of dyads being in tonal synchrony were normally distributed (M = 3.71, SD = 2.44). Vocalisations based on harmonic series appeared organised around the major triad, containing significantly more simple frequency ratios (octave, fifth and third) than complex ones (non-major triad tones). Tonal synchrony and its characteristics are discussed in relation to infant-directed speech, communicative musicality, pre-reflective communication and its impact on the quality of early mother-infant interaction and child's development.

KW - Mother-infant interaction

KW - Vocal interactions

KW - Tonal synchrony

KW - Communicative musicality

KW - Infant-directed speech

M3 - Article

VL - 33

SP - 387

EP - 400

JO - Infant Behavior and Development

JF - Infant Behavior and Development

SN - 0163-6383

IS - 4

ER -

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