Rhythm perception in early infancy

@article{Demany1977RhythmPI,
  title={Rhythm perception in early infancy},
  author={Laurent Demany and Beryl E. McKenzie and E Vurpillot},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1977},
  volume={266},
  pages={718-719}
}
THE chief characteristic of rhythm perception is the subjective grouping of objectively separate events. In a rhythmic sequence of identical tone-bursts, adults do not perceive the repetition of a single sound, but a recurring configuration which has temporal form. Such a sequence is organised according to the Gestalt law of proximity1,2. Organisation of temporal form has never been studied systematically in pre-verbal infants. We present here results suggesting a precocious achievement of this… CONTINUE READING

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