Dissociation of musical tonality and pitch memory from nonmusical cognitive abilities.

@article{Steinke1997DissociationOM,
  title={Dissociation of musical tonality and pitch memory from nonmusical cognitive abilities.},
  author={W R Steinke and Lola L. Cuddy and Ronald R Holden},
  journal={Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={316-34}
}
The main purposes of this study were to replicate, validate, and extend measures of sensitivity to musical pitch and to determine whether performance on tests of tonal structure and pitch memory was related to, or dissociated from, performance on tests of nonmusical cognitive skills--standardized tests of cognitive abstraction, vocabulary, and memory for digits and nonrepresentational figures. Factor analyses of data from 100 neurologically intact participants revealed a dissociation between… CONTINUE READING