Non-Verbal Paradigm for Assessing Individuals for Absolute Pitch

@article{Kupferstein2016NonVerbalPF,
  title={Non-Verbal Paradigm for Assessing Individuals for Absolute Pitch},
  author={Henny Kupferstein and Bong J. Walsh},
  journal={World Futures},
  year={2016},
  volume={72},
  pages={390 - 405}
}
Autistic individuals have been observed to demonstrate high intelligence through musical communication, leading to many empirical studies on this topic. Absolute Pitch (AP) has been a captivating phenomenon for researchers, although there has been disagreement regarding AP percentages among the population and appropriate testing methods for AP. This study analyzed data collected from 118 people, using a pitch matching paradigm designed specifically to be inclusive of those who are likely to… Expand
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