ERIC Number: EJ626903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Absolute Pitch in Infant Auditory Learning: Evidence for Developmental Reorganization.
Saffran, Jenny R.; Griepentrog, Gregory J.
Developmental Psychology, v37 n1 p74-85 Jan 2001
Two experiments examined 8-month-olds' use of absolute and relative pitch cues in a tone-sequence statistical learning task. Results suggest that, given unsegmented stimuli that do not conform to rules of musical composition, infants are more likely to track patterns of absolute pitches than of relative pitches. A third experiment found that adult listeners relied primarily on relative pitch cues. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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