The Cat in the Cingulate: Source-domain differentiation of implicit metric and phrase processing in children’s poetry
Ahren B. Fitzroy1,2 & Mara Breen1
1Department of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; 2Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (2020)
(for reprint, contact ahren.fitzroy@gmail.com)

Audio examples:
Synthesized The Cat in the Hat excerpt, canonical order


Synthesized The Cat in the Hat excerpt, random order

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Dr. Seuss. (1957). The Cat in the Hat. New York, NY: Random House.
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