Pitch memory, labelling and disembedding in autism.

  title={Pitch memory, labelling and disembedding in autism.},
  author={Pamela F Heaton},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={44 4},
  • Pamela F Heaton
  • Published 2003 in
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
BACKGROUND Autistic musical savants invariably possess absolute pitch ability and are able to disembed individual musical tones from chords. Enhanced pitch discrimination and memory has been found in non-savant individuals with autism who also show superior performance on visual disembedding tasks. These experiments investigate the extent that enhanced disembedding ability will be found within the musical domain in autism. METHOD High-functioning children with autism, together with age- and… CONTINUE READING

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