Changing the tune: the structure of the input affects infants' use of absolute and relative pitch.

@article{Saffran2005ChangingTT,
  title={Changing the tune: the structure of the input affects infants' use of absolute and relative pitch.},
  author={Jenny R. Saffran and Karelyn Reeck and Aimee Niebuhr and Diana Wilson},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Sequences of notes contain several different types of pitch cues, including both absolute and relative pitch information. What factors determine which of these cues are used when learning about tone sequences? Previous research suggests that infants tend to preferentially process absolute pitch patterns in continuous tone sequences, while other types of input elicit relative pitch use by infants. In order to ask whether the structure of the input influences infants' choice of pitch cues, we… CONTINUE READING