Absolute pitch: a model for understanding the influence of genes and development on neural and cognitive function

@article{Zatorre2003AbsolutePA,
  title={Absolute pitch: a model for understanding the influence of genes and development on neural and cognitive function},
  author={Robert J. Zatorre},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={692-695}
}
  • R. Zatorre
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
Absolute pitch (AP), the ability to identify or produce the pitch of a sound without any reference point, is discussed here as a possible model system for understanding the neurobiology of complex cognitive functions. AP is of interest because it may reflect an atypical organization of sensory representations. Indications are that it depends on both genetic factors and exposure to musical training during childhood, supporting the idea of a sensitive period. Functional and structural… Expand
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