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Table 4 The twelve tones used as stimuli and the respective test stimuli, with the irrelevant tones that were presented during the retention interval. The test stimulus could be the same as the memorized one, or being a semitone above (↑) or below (↓) the memorized one in the “different” trials

From: Irrelevant sound interference on phonological and tonal working memory in musicians and nonmusicians

Stimulus Sequence of irrelevant stimuli Test Type
F#3 C3 G4 A3 B3 D4 A#3 F3 ↓ Different
E3 F#2 F4 A2 G3 B3 G#3 D#3 ↓ Different
F3 G#2 F#4 B2 C#3 A3 D4 E3 ↓ Different
G3 F4 F#4 D#4 C4 E3 B2 G#3 ↑ Different
A3 E4 G#4 C#4 F#3 D3 B2 A#3 ↑ Different
B3 G2 A#4 A2 C#3 D#3 F4 C4 ↑ Different
C4 G3 B4 F4 D#4 A3 G#3 C4 Same
C#3 G2 D4 A#2 D#3 F3 D4 C#3 Same
D3 C4 C#4 E4 A#3 B3 G3 D3 Same
A#3 F#2 A4 G#2 C3 D3 F3 A#3 Same
G#3 E4 A4 D4 D#3 C3 A2 G#3 Same
D#3 B2 E4 G#3 C4 E4 A#3 D#3 Same